Every day,classes start after routine morning prayer at Vijaya Bharati Vidyalaya School in Girinagar . On Wednesday, it was an exception. Classes were conducted on the play field. Instead of teachers, officials of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and local elected representatives donned the role of teachers. They explained the new rules on waste segregation.
Interestingly, the students were aware of the new rule and also the difference between wet and dry waste.
The officials demonstrated how to segregate waste. BBMP Additional Commissioner (South) Dr K V Trilok Chandra urged the students to spread the importance of garbage segregation. “You do it at home and also insist your parents,” he appealed.
Basavanagudi MLA Ravi Subramanya said he will initiate a similar drive in all the institutions in his constituency. “We are trying create awareness among public by roping in children,” he said.
Girinagar Councilor H S Lalitha, Ravi Subramanya and BBMP officials interacted with the Girinagar residents to create awareness. Many of them looked confused. They said if waste was kept outside, dogs and cows would create a ruckus. Some even said dry waste should be collected twice a week. Ramadasa, a pourakarmika was happy and said his burden to segregate waste has reduced. Dr Chandra said there are 44 wards in South zone. “In each ward, a committee comprising three officials will be formed tovisit four streets a day. This process will take one month. We will create awareness before garabage bylaw is approved,” he said.