Cleaning drive in heritage places, monuments launched

It is being organised as per the direction of Ministry of Urban Development

Updated - April 20, 2016 05:47 am IST

Published - April 20, 2016 12:00 am IST - TIRUCHI

Movement:Workers cleaning the Erumbeeswarar Temple in Tiruchi on Tuesday.— Photo. M. Moorthy

Movement:Workers cleaning the Erumbeeswarar Temple in Tiruchi on Tuesday.— Photo. M. Moorthy

: The Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC), which has already begun steps to compete with the other cities in the country to go up in the nationwide clean city ranking, on Tuesday began cleanliness drive in heritage places and monuments in the city as part of the nationwide drive between April 16 and April 30.

The drive is being organised in the city as per the direction of Ministry of Urban Development.

It will be carried out in Sri Ranganathar temple, Srirangam, Sri Singaperumal temple, Thiruvanaikoil, Sri Akilandeshwari and Jambukeshwarar temple, Thiruvanaikoil, Amma Mandapam Padithurai, St. Joseph’s Church, Teppakkulam, Rockfort Thayumanavaswamy temple and Natharsha Pallivasal. On the first day of the drive, about 100 sanitary workers of corporation cleaned the premises of Sri Erumbeswarar Temple in Thiruverumbur on Tuesday. Spanned into different groups, they removed garbage, eatables, plastics and others. The plants grown on the campus were removed.

N.S. Prema, Commissioner, Tiruchi Corporation, S. Nagesh, City Engineer, and M. Geetharani, City Health Officer, visited Erumbeeswarar temple and supervised the cleaning drive.

Ms. Geetharani told The Hindu that the city had a number of heritage places. There were several monuments too.

They were needed to be preserved. Defacing of public monuments and heritage places was totally unacceptable. The practice should be discouraged by various means. The drive had given a chance to clean the defaced walls of heritage sites as much as possible. There was a plan to involve volunteers also.

The drive would cover all important temples. Arrangements were made to create awareness among the people on keeping the heritage and monuments neat and clean, she added.

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