Volunteer Towards A Spit Free Chennai
A team comprising IT professionals, teachers and homemakers has launched a campaign against spitting in Chennai under the banner Namadhu Chennai Namadhu Poruppu (Our Chennai, our responsibility). The team, which includes volunteers from more than 200 organisations, has a six-point action plan to stop people from spitting on roads and create awareness for a cleaner, healthier neighbourhood which it will implement from this week.
Engineering grad S. Srika, 21, said, “We will rope in school and college students. Instead of explaining to people ill-effects of spitting on roads, we will get better results in a short time by involving them in the campaign.”
Srika is preparing for civil services exam and spends free time rallying students in K.K. Nagar. IT professional Suresh said: “I will take down details on dirty and clean roads. We have had meetings with corporation officials. We will involve friends to clean up roads.” The team would sign up one person in each street. “We will protect parks and schools,” Suresh said.
“Chennai has been accommodating our quick-paced lifestyle, why can’t we make an effort to change a little to preserve its values,” asked organiser M.A. Balasubramanian.
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