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JammuCapt Bana Singh named as Ambassador for ‘War against Waste’ in J&K

Capt Bana Singh named as Ambassador for ‘War against Waste’ in J&K


Tawi, Sep 22: In a remarkable move to combat the sanitation challenges in rural areas of , the Directorate of Rural Sanitation, J&K announced the nomination of the Param Vir Chakra recipient Captain Bana Singh, a dedicated and decorated former soldier, as the ambassador for the “War Against Waste” initiative in Jammu Kashmir.

This was announced by the Director Rural Sanitation, J&K Charandeep Singh on Friday at Captain Bana Singh Stadium, R S Pura Jammu during an ongoing Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS 2023) campaign.

SHS 2023 is being celebrated from September 15 to October 2 aiming to generate mass movement through community participation to reinforce the concept of Sanitation as everyone's ; and as a prelude for the Swachh Bharat Diwas (2nd October) with nationwide participation.

Theme of SHS-2023 is ‘Garbage Free India' with focus on visual cleanliness and welfare of SafaiMitras. The focus of these swachhata drives is on high footfall public places like bus stands, railway stations, cantonment boards, beaches, tourist places, zoos, national parks and sanctuaries, historical monuments, heritage sites, river fronts, ghats, drains and nallahs.

Director said, “War Against Waste” initiative aims to address the pressing issues of waste management and environmental conservation in rural J&K.

Captain Bana Singh joining the cause will raise awareness, promote sustainable practices, and inspire local communities to actively participate in waste reduction and preservation of the J&K natural splendour.

As the Ambassador for the “War Against Waste,” Captain Bana Singh brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to the cause. Having served on the front lines to defend the nation, his dedication to safeguarding the is unwavering.

While addressing a mammoth gathering here during the SHS 2023 program, Captain Singh expressed his enthusiasm for this new role, saying, “Just as I dedicated my life to defending our country, I am now committed to defending our environment.

Around 2000 people including students, sports persons, NCC cadets, PRIs, prominent people of adjoining areas, officials and shopkeepers participated in the Swachhata pledge followed by a cycle race and painting competition.

The director awarded the top performers of the cycle race and painting competition.

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