Navi Mumbai :– In a significant step towards cleanliness and beautification, the city of Navi Mumbai has established itself as a front-runner in these efforts. With Diwali, one of the most prominent festivals in the country, just around the corner, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs and the Secretary of Swachh Bharat Mission, Mr. Rupa Mishra, have issued directives for a new initiative called “Clean Diwali, Happy Diwali.”
As per these guidelines, under the guidance of Commissioner Mr. Rajesh Narvekar, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation has swiftly initiated a series of diverse events ahead of Diwali. The “Clean Diwali, Happy Diwali” campaign places a strong emphasis on cleanliness by providing health-conscious citizens with masks to promote personal hygiene. Commissioner Narvekar himself kick-started this effort by distributing masks to sanitation workers.
This time, sanitation workers were encouraged to use masks during their tasks. Key officials, including Dr. Babasaheb Rajale, the nodal officer for Swachh Bharat Mission, Dr. Prashant Javade, the Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Ajay Gadde, the Health Officer, were present to oversee the mask distribution to all sanitation workers.
Under the “Clean Diwali, Happy Diwali” campaign, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, along with the active participation of citizens, has organized various events to foster a sense of civic responsibility. This initiative includes the “Diwali Swachhata Pledge,” campaigns against plastic usage, and promoting the use of eco-friendly local products.
Commissioner Rajesh Narvekar and other officials have taken the lead in educating citizens about the importance of cleanliness, urging them to consider the mantra, “Cleanliness is Prosperity.” They encourage residents to actively participate in making their city cleaner and maintaining the tradition of India’s rich cultural heritage.
Additionally, residents are encouraged to bring items they no longer need for donation at 92 designated “Three R Centers” established by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation. These items will be distributed to those in need, ensuring that everyone can enjoy a happy Diwali.
The “Clean Diwali, Happy Diwali” campaign signifies Navi Mumbai’s commitment to fostering a cleaner and more responsible community as it approaches the festive season. It is a testament to the city’s dedication to promoting cleanliness, hygiene, and environmental responsibility among its residents.