15th June- Wall Mural (Winning ‘Swachh Bharat’ Slogans Become Wall Murals).

The ENVIS, Uttarakhand Environment Protection and Pollution Control Board (UEPPCB) and local NGO Waste Warriors concluded their fortnight of Swachh Bharat themed events finally by painting two wall murals outside the MDDA Plaza, the shopping complex opposite the clock tower.

The slogans painted on the wall were selected from 69 entries in a slogan competition conducted by the UEPPCB and Waste Warriors as part of a two week long ‘Clean India’ campaign in order to accelerate the efforts to achieve total sanitation and cleanliness across India as part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and as instructed by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change.

The Prime Ministers campaign has raised the general level of awareness regarding the importance of cleanliness amongst Indian citizens and to enhance that, the UEPPCB went on the hunt, for a new catchy slogan to promote the initiative. The best three slogans were chosen by an esteemed panel of judges namely Mr Vinod Chamoli (Mayor), Mr Vinod Singhal (Member Secretary UEPPCB) and Mrs Shanti Varma (Ex-principal Welham Girls School and Waste Warriors President).

The two winning slogans that were chosen for the wall murals were submitted by Vinod Dhiman and Keshav Semwal. The third winner was Kusum Kandpal and her slogan will be used on a poster to deter littering which will be placed in local shops. The winners were also given a plant, UEPPCB cloth shopping bag and a recycled paper notebook in appreciation of their efforts.

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ENVIS Cell, Uttarakhand Environment Protection & Pollution Control Board,
29/20, Nemi Road, Dalanwala, Dehradun-248001 (Uttarakhand).