Punjab

ELABORATE ARRANGEMENTS MADE BY LOCAL GOVT. TO DISPOSE 40 TON OF SOLID WASTE PRODUCED IN SULTANPUR LODHI

November 06, 2019 09:09 PM

Sultanpur Lodhi (Face2News)

The Local Government Department has made foolproof arrangements to ensure proper disposal of 40 quintal of solid waste being produced in holy city daily due to the heavy influx of devotees in view of the 550th parkash purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji.

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The Local government department was laying major thrust on Solid Waste Management for which an agency has been hired to provide manpower and maintaining the housekeeping/cleaning staff. This manpower has been trained for street sweeping, litter clearing, packing of liner bags from the source dustbin and its transportation to the dumpsite. Likewise, in order to provide zero-garbage and waste recycling culture, around 200 composting pits have been constructed in langars to treat the food waste generated.

Public toilets have also been created at the city points with staff deployed all around to ensure the cleanliness and zero-odour. More than 150 senior officers of the Department of Local Government have been given the responsibility of the 15 sectors in the event to supervise the Solid Waste Management process effectively in shifts. In a major step aimed at ensuring cleanliness in the holy city of Sultanpur Lodhi during the commemorative functions to mark the parkash purb of Sri Guru Nanak Dev ji, the department has deployed more than 4500 to keep the holy city clean by performing their duties in three shifts round the clock.

Divulging further details, the Deputy Director Local government Mr. Barjinder Singh revealed that 45 E-rehris have been procured to transport and transfer the solid waste in closed container facility from the source dustbin to the destination. He further said that more than 3000 dustbin units have been placed at different points inside and outside the city covering all parking lots, langar, bus stand, railway station and other important places. Mr. Barjinder Singh further said that that only bio-degradable liner bags were being used in these dustbins with a change scheduled at every six hours or as per requirement.

The Deputy Director further said that all the vehicles including the fire brigades have been wired with GPS tracker to monitor their movement. He further said that in order to cover, any fire eventuality during the event 31 fire tenders with 179 fire personnel have been placed at different sites all across the city premises. Meanwhile, Mr. Barjinder Singh said that the department has started 24-hour toll free number (1800-3302-550), and a hotline (01828-222050) at Sultanpur Lodhi municipal office to receive and address public grievances.

SCHOOL STUDENTS, RELIGIOUS PERFORMERS LEFT SANGAT SPELLBOUND ON SECOND DAY

The religious fervor continued in the main Pandal on the second day of mega celebrations to commemorate the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev ji here at Sultanpur Lodhi. The main attraction of today’s event was the religious performance by the school students from various parts of the state which was organized by Punjab School Education Board (PSEB).

Prabhjot Singh, Daljit Singh and Shivraj Singh, all the students of class 8th of Adarsh Senior Secondary School Ennakhera (Mukatsar Sahib) presented Kavishari ‘Guru Nanak Sajhi Kul de ae’ left the devotees enthralling with the message of Guru Nanak Dev ji. Apart from this, Meetjot Kaur, a student of class 7 of Modern Nabha Public Senior Secondary School also highlighted the preachings of Guru Nanak about the importance of women in society.

Many other students including Balpreet Singh of Sunflower Model High School Patiala, Gurleen Kaur of Khalsa High School Ropar, Nwaab Singh of DAV Senior Secondary School Hathi Gate Amritsar, Sarpreet Singh from Khalsa College Senior Secondary School Amritsar and Mehak Bains of Government Kanya Senior Secondary School Nehru Garden Jalandhar also given their presentations under the guidance of PSEB Chairman Mr. Manohar Kant Lohia. Meanwhile, Deputy Director PSEB Raminderjit Singh Wasu informed that all the performers were the winners of state level competitions in various co-curricular activities. He added that the teachers of government schools worked very hard to prepare the students for this world level event.

Meanwhile, various renowned religious performers including Dr. Harvinder Singh Chandigarh Wale in Gurmat Sangeet, Bhai Lakhvir Singh Hazuri Ragi Darbar Sahib, Bibi Parminder Kaur Khalsa and party, Bhai Nishan Singh and party, Arwinder Singh Noor and party and Bhai Sukhbir Singh Hazuri Raagi Darbar Sahib presented various religious folks to spellbound the Sangat.

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