To commemorate Martyrs’ Day, Waste Warriors commemorated Mahatma Gandhi’s revolutionary vision of keeping India clean by installing twenty dustbins and ten composting enclosures in Gandhi Park with support from the Rotary Club Dehradun Central.
Five awareness raising boards were installed at different places in Gandhi Park to encourage people to use the dustbins and not to litter. Prior to the event, Nagar Nigam joined hands with Waste Warriors to clean up the park. The waste management set- up was inaugurated by the DMC Senior Health Officer Dr. Kailash Gunjyal and attended by Sanjay Aggarwal, President of Waste Warriors, Rotary Club Dehradun Central's President Mr. Amit Aggarwal, Mr. Parmjeet Singh from Pramukh and Akshima from AKS Foundation in addition to other esteemed guests. Waste Warriors will maintain the setup installed in Gandhi Park and process the waste. We are estimating that 3000 kgs of inorganic waste will be collected via the dustbins in the coming year. The waste collected will be segregated and further processed. The composting enclosures will be used to compost the leaves and garden waste generated in the park, producing an estimated 5000 kg of compost within the year. S.H.O, Dehradun Dr. Gunjyal applauded the efforts in his address to the audience.
He shared his pleasure that the people of the city and non-profit organisations are following Gandhi's footsteps and remarked that remembering his vision and acting upon it is the best tribute to Gandhi Ji. Gandhi Park is one of the biggest and centrally located park in Dehradun. The park holds social and ecological value to the city and we all are responsible to keep it clean, said one of the citizens attending the event.