Residents elated at arrival of Vision 2016
OT, July 29, 2011 IST
There is good news for Jamia Nagar residents this Ramazan, as a national NGO with its headquarters in Abul Fazal Enclave has decided to unroll a cleanliness drive. The first of its kind of drive in the locality, which lacks basic civic amenities and whose residents are also careless towards hygiene, is going to start from July 30. Habeebur Rahman, a professor of social work in Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) who is also contributing to make this drive a big success, says: “For making people of Okhla aware, this NGO has prepared a good number of volunteers who will take initiative and do some practical demonstration on July 30 as part of the awareness. People should give some time to clean their streets.”
The move has been welcomed by residents. Zaheer, who lives in AFE, says: “The task of making the area clean is important during Ramazan.” Rahman is hopeful that with co-operation of the residents things would get easier. Also, he wants support of government agencies, local MP, MLA and councillors.
Sensible residents have always waited for this historic moment when some organizations take a dive into cleanliness drive. But things never moved ahead with the government and local politicians completely ignoring the area. This led to a huge accumulation of garbage on roadsides and water logging in many areas. The residents are also to be blamed who never took care of cleaning their adjoining areas by dumping waste in front of their house. Also, builders are responsible for making things worse by dumping bricks and other materials in the middle of the street.
But it appears that at least Jamaat-e-Islami Hind backed NGO, Human Welfare Foundation, has taken a positive step. With some 50 affiliated NGOs across the nation, the group did a commendable job by opening a 300-bed specialty hospital in AFE. Also, they are working on over 150 projects.
Vision 2016 programme is campaigning for cleanliness drive in Okhla.
The credit for the historic work goes to Professor Siddique Hassan. A man of few words, Professor Hassan is a visionary who wants to bring in change in the area with his hard work and dedication.
Post a comment