They have brought the dance, music and culture of God’s Own Country Kerala to regale you. However, this time around, the Ahmedabad Kerala Samajam’s (AKS) Thaltej ward decided to do something different to give back to the city that they call home. It organised a clean Thaltej drive as part of its round-the-year celebration.
Speaking about the initiative, Harshan V, organising secretary of AKS, said that the drive was attended by 80 people of which close to 50% were youngsters.
“The drive is part of our round-the-year-programme. Next month we plan to organise a blood donation drive. The cleanliness drive was a success and we were ably supported by the local corporator and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC),” said Harshan.
He added that the AMC lend them several dustbins and even brooms for the initiative. The cleanliness drive started at around 8.30 am from Thaltej cross-roads and ended at the Govardhan party plot.
The organising secretary added that the motive was also to sensitise the AMC about some of the needs of the area as far as cleanliness is concerned. “The area could do with more number of dustbins,” he added.
The main aim of the drive was to take care of sanitation, sweeping and cleanliness with removal of garbage, debris, horticulture waste of all the main markets and residential areas of the above route. The drive was kicked-off by Municipal Councillor Lalabhai R Thakor.
Sherin Mathai, a participant in the cleanliness drive said that it made her realise how much effort AMC workers put in to ensure the city remains clean. “It will be a whole lot easier on them if we just ensure that the garbage is dumped in dustbins and not on the roads. It also made us realise how difficult the work is for them,” said Mathai.