Be­gin your new year with clean­li­ness drive

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

VASHI: For those who wish to cel­e­brate New Year’s Eve with a dif­fer­ence, here is a chance to make the city cleaner.

City-based non-govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion Navi Mum­bai Net­work­ing (NMN) has or­gan­ised a New Year Eve clean-up party around Vashi high­way fly­over along Cen­tre One Mall’s park­ing.

The drive, to be con­ducted for the third con­sec­u­tive year, will start from 2 pm on De­cem­ber 31 to 2am on Jan­uary 1. The non-govern­men­tal or­gan­i­sa­tion takes up ini­tia­tives to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to in­di­vid­u­als, in­sti­tu­tions, cor­po­rates, to net­work for the bet­ter­ment of Navi Mum­bai.

“Around 60 vol­un­teers, most of them stu­dents from var­i­ous col­leges of Navi Mum­bai, will par­tic­i­pate in this maiden com­mu­nity ser­vice ac­tiv­ity,” said Sun­deep Sharma, founder and pres­i­dent of Navi Mum­bai Net­work­ing.

He said, “The vol­un­teers will also paint the wall over­look­ing the high­way.”

Sharma said, “It is the peo­ple who dirty the high­way premises and this ini­tia­tive will send a strong mes­sage that it is our high­way and our re­spon­si­bil­ity to keep it clean.”

Nilesh Kachare, who is lead­ing the op­er­a­tion, said, “It is go­ing to be a chal­leng­ing task to clean the area adjacent to the Vashi high­way fly­over. Vol­un­teers in this fo­rum will be the youth.”

The NGO is hop­ing to have a good num­ber of par­tic­i­pants for the event.

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