IEP Chandigarh, April 1
The women delegates from Himachal Pradesh on their Swachhata Yatra, today met with the City Mayor Sh. Anup Gupta, Commissioner MCC Ms. Anindita Mitra, IAS, and women councillors at Hotel Mount View for a valedictory session.All the women SHGs were praised for their exceptional work and for being the flag bearers of Swachhata in society. They also discussed the mission to recognize and celebrate the transition from women in sanitation to women-led sanitation, aiming to make the mission of garbage-free city a success.This joint initiative by SBM and DAY-NULM was promoting sustainable and effective waste management practices. Such initiatives help us in achieving our goals of a cleaner and greener environment.On the 2nd day of the Swachh Yatra under the Swachhotsav, the self-help groups (SHGs) from Himachal Pradesh visited the city livelihood centre, common service centre, various other SHGs, Pink MRF, and Dhanas lake. The purpose of their visit was to witness and learn from the waste management and sanitation practices implemented in Chandigarh.The SHGs were particularly impressed by the work of Sarwati SHG, which make candles from waste flowers collected from temples, Rani Laxmi Bai SHG, which converts waste clothes into cloth bags, Dhristi SHG and Naya Sa group. They saw how these women-led groups follow the 3R system and contribute to the goal of making Chandigarh a garbage-free city.The visit to Pink MRF and Dhanas Lake further strengthened their tour towards waste management and sanitation practices. They witnessed how women were leading sanitation and waste management and admired their contribution to society.
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