Pune Municipal Corporation's sanitation worker named Mahadev Jadhav has come out with a novel method to educate and create awareness amongst people about waste disposal through songs. Speaking to ANI, Jadhav said his motive is to educate people about bifurcating dry and wet garbage in order to help the corporation and the workers.
"No one asked me to sing, I sing so that I can reach out to more people. To create awareness among people as to where to put dry and wet waste, so people can be educated about separating dry and wet garbage in order to help the corporation and us workers."
Jadhav recently attended a seminar and performed his song. The video of Jadhav went viral and took the internet by storm.
"Recently a video of me singing went viral. I had gone to a seminar where I sang a song and it became viral. I have been working for the past 25 years, but the changes have definitely come now, almost 60 percent of the people understand and follow rules now," he added.
Besides being a cleaning worker, Jadhav himself has composed different songs on cleaning, which he plays in front of people every day in the morning while separating the wet and dry garbage. Through his songs which are mostly remixes of popular Bollywood tunes, he tries to make people understand the importance of cleanliness.
Meanwhile, Chandigarh local residents on Friday had launched a cleanliness drive to clean and preserve the 400-year-old Dalpat Sagar Lake in Jagdalpur of Bastar district. According to reports, the drive was carried out by the locals after claiming that the administration in the area was not taking up any steps to prevent the contamination of the water body. The contamination has been affecting the flora and fauna around the wetlands. According to a local, the contamination has affected marine life due to a severe fall in oxygen levels in the water.
(With Inputs from ANI)