Treat neighbourhood like a cricket pitch: Javagal Srinath

Nov 29, 2017

MYSURU: Batting for a clean Mysuru, former Indian fast bowler Javagal Srinath asked citizens here to treat their neighbourhood like a cricket pitch. “Cricket pitch is known for its beauty and cleanliness. People should treat their surroundings like a pitch and ensure cleanliness,” he said, while participating in the “Clean Mysuru Campaign” organized by The Times of India and Mysuru City Corporation on Tuesday.

Citizens and over 900 students from various schools in Hebbal Phase-1, Mysuru, participated in the campaign held at Basavanagudi Park on Hebbal main road.

Srinath, one of the three ambassadors of Clean Mysuru initiative, also administered cleanliness pledge to citizens. He said creating awareness among students will have a big impact as they can change their homes and the entire society.

The other two brand ambassadors – H Kushi and Swami Moksha Athmananda – also urged the students to join hands with the city corporation to keep the city clean. Mayor MJ Ravikumar, MCC commissioner G Jagadeesha and former MLC D Madegowda also participated in the campaign.

Students also took out an awareness rally on major roads. After inaugurating the event, Srinath took part in the rally and spoke to citizens on the importance of segregating waste at source. Students visited several localities and asked residents to use blue and green dustbins for waste segregation.

“We are conducting this drive not to win the cleanest city tag. Award is part of the process, but our aim is to make our city healthy,” said mayor Ravikumar and commissioner Jagadeesha. Srinath also participated in an interactive session with the students of Shikshkarni Central School where he spoke about human values and social movements.