Commissioner participates in sanitation drive along with children

The Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has formed Social Service Wing (SSW) with about 250 students studying in various municipal schools in the city. The SSW members would be trained in different social service activities, said VMC Commissioner G. Ravi Babu.

As part of the Earth Day on Sunday, the civic chief inaugurated a rally from Swaraj Maian to Rythu Bazar in which several students, officers and school staff took part.

He participated in the cleanliness drive along with the students in the ground.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ravi Babu said with a view to inculcate service motto among the children, the corporation has formed SSW with about 250 interested students of higher classes.

VMC will allot separate dress code for the Social Service Wing members and training would be given for them in taking up various service activities. Training on traffic regulation, sanitation, plantation, solid waste management and avoiding use of polythene bags would be given for the students.

The corporation will organise awareness programmes for the public with the help of SSW students, which will inspire the public.

The students will explain the people on the need to maintain sanitation, said Mr. Ravi Babu. VMC Additional Commissioner (general) P. Venkata Ramana, Executive Engineer J.V. Ramakrishna, Assistant Medical Officers Z. Srinivasa Rao and Dr. Babu Srinivasa Rao, Environmental Engineer T. Smitha Bhanu, Deputy Education Officer K. Durga Prasad, Public Health Department officials, teachers and staff participated in the programme.

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