IMPAR launches sanitation, hygiene campaign; covers Old Delhi in 1rst phase

June 29, 2020
New Delhi: Indian Muslims for Progress and Reform(IMPAR), a think tank of eminent members of the community from across the country and across various sectors, has taken up sanitation and hygiene as major issues to create awareness about.

And as part of this initiative, IMPAR conducted a cleanliness and awareness drive in Old Delhi and the volunteers covered the area around Meena Bazar- Jama Masjid, Haj Manzil, Jain Mandir, Gauri Shankar Mandir, Shishganj Gurudwara and Central Baptist Church.

”As we all know our public places, mosques and temples are strewn with garbage, but rather than cleaning these spaces we have been closing our eyes and thinking it is someone else’s responsibility to clean. To counter this mindset, IMPAR launched a cleanliness drive and the awareness program to take up the responsibility of sanitation, raise awareness about hygiene and cleanliness in our lives and most importantly figuring out long term sustainable strategies towards cleanliness,” the group said in a statement here.

The awareness campaign highlighted the importance of sanitation and hygiene especially through the COVID 19 crisis. Most importantly the campaign aimed at behavioural change in people regarding healthy sanitation practices and urged towards public participation in such events.

On June 28, the volunteers took up sanitization of places, distributed mask and gloves, handbills about COVID 19 handbill distribution and made public appeals public appeals. The response garnered was very encouraging, the statement said.

The team of the volunteers included Mr Shan- Field Manager IMPAR, Dr Adil, Dr Aarzoo, Mr Akhtar, Mr Shahid, Mr Sohrab, Mr Ayub, Mr Chaudhary Akram, Mr Faheem, Mr Noor-e-Elahi and Mr Shehzad. IMPAR plans to hold similar campaigns in other parts of Delhi in the coming days. IANS