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Swachhta abhiyan concludes at MPT

The annual Swachhta Abhiyan organized by MPT as part of nationwide cleanliness campaign conducted from 15th September to 2nd October 2017, concluded on 3rd October 2017. The closing ceremony was held at the main Administrative building. Shri Deepak Naik, Chairperson Mormugao Municipal Council was the Chief Guest, while Shri  G. P. Rai Dy. Chairman, MPT was the Guest of Honour. Shri J B Dhawale Secretary MPT welcomed the gathering, while  Smt. Vidhya Sawant introduced the chief guest. The Port Nodal Officer for Swachhta Abhiyan Shri M. Iddalagi presented a detailed report of the various activities conducted during the period.

 Addressing the gathering of Port Officials, employees staff and students, the Chief Guest Shri  DeepakNaik  said ‘The Port has always supported community endeavours and taken steps to implement the programs for benefit of society and success of Swacchta Bharat Abhiyan. We appreciate the gesture of MPTfor having constructed two toilets blocks with modern facilities at Headland Sada during  this fortnight for the use of public. We need the support of every citizen to fulfill the vision of the Prime Minster for a cleaner and greener environment. The MMC has so far succeeded in implementing door to door garbage collection in 80% areas under its jurisdiction’.

  Shri. G.P Rai, Dy.Chairman/MPT in his brief speech stated ‘Even though the  Swachhta Abhiyanfortnight has ended, the spirit of the Abhiyan should continue and cleanliness should be an everyday affair. The Port will extend all support for initiatives to fulfill the mission of a clean and green India. The campaign should not be restricted to just a few people, but everyone should make all efforts to be involved in the mission”.  

Prizes were distributed to the winners of drawing, Elocution and Essay writing competitions conducted during the fortnight for the Deepvihar school children. Cloth bags made by children of New Dawn Asha Deep Special School were presented to the dignitaries to carry the message of reducing usage of  plastic bags. Short skits focusing on awareness of Swachhta Abhiyan were presented by MPT employees. Shri V.V SatyaSreenivas IRSME, Chief Vigilance Officer/MPT also shared his thoughts on Swachchta Abhiyan. Smt. Christine Pimenta, proposed a vote of thanks. The function was attended by local MMC councilor ShriGaurish Bandodkar, Heads of Department, Labour Trustees, Officers,  staff, employees  and children from Deepvihar High School.


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