The District Administration Ganderbal along with Rural Development Department Ganderbal today organized a spectacular Swachhta Run supported by the department of Youth Services and Sports (YSS) Ganderbal and Education Department Ganderbal under the banner of "Swachhta Hi Seva".
The race commenced from Abdullah Park Wayil to Mini Secretariat Ganderbal covering a significant distance of almost 8 Km.The Race was flagged-off by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Mehraj-u-Din Shah along with other dignitaries of Rural Development, YSS Ganderbal and Education Department.
The race witnessed the participation of 220 student athletes from various Educational institutions and large-scale participation of citizens of the district gave a glimpse of strong community engagement in promoting cleanliness and environmental awareness.
The participants were received by the DC along with other dignitaries at Mini Secretariat Ganderbal and felicitated the meritorious athletes.Among the top three winners, Gulbadin Hikmatyar of GDC Ganderbal bagged the first position and was awarded with the cash prize of Rs 10000.
The second Position was bagged by Aadil Nazir of GDC Ganderbal who received a cash prize of Rs 5000. The Third Position was bagged by Hashim Riyaz of BHSS Lar who received a cash prize of Rs 3000.
The DC congratulated all the participants, especially the position holders for taking part in the event which was aimed to make people aware about cleanliness and urged all participants to take the message of cleanliness among citizens.
He highlighted the significance of keeping our environment free from pollution for a healthier society and sought cooperation of all to make Ganderbal garbage free.