Commemorating observance of “Swachhata Pakhwada - Swachhata Hi Seva”, a massive cleanliness drive under the directions of Justice Tashi Rabstan, Judge, High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Executive Chairman, J&K Legal Services Authority, was carried out by all the Legal Services Institutions across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir here today. The initiative was a tribute to Father of the Nation and a great leader of modern times Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary on October 02, 2023. In one such drive organized by J&K Legal Services Authority at JDA Complex, Jammu led by Amit Kumar Gupta, Member Secretary, J&K Legal Services Authority. Vinay Sharma, SDM (Sub-Registrar, Khas), Prem Sagar, Secretary, High Court Legal Services Committee, all the staff members, PLVs and locals of the area participated in large number.
Similarly, all the Legal Services Institutions across the UT of J&K carried out various cleanliness drives in their respective premises, major crossings, prominent places having huge footfall including Dal Lake. During this drive, dustbins were also installed at various locations for keeping the area free from garbage.The campaign was carried out in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideal of cleanliness and sustainability and was aimed to honor and spread the teachings and principles of Mahatma Gandhi Ji.
All the District Legal Services Authorities including Tehsil Legal Services Committees across J&K organized rallies under the supervision of respective Chairperson DLSAs and Secretary DLSAs in collaboration with different government departments to spread awareness among the masses about the importance of cleanliness.The campaign witnessed an overwhelming response and participation of the staff, Panel Advocates, PLVs, students and government officials who assured their commitment towards promoting a healthy and hygienic environment.Speaking on the occasion, Amit Kumar Gupta, Member Secretary highlighted the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi on cleanliness and sustainability.
He said that the Legal Services Institutions remain dedicated to foster a sense of responsibility and sustainable practices among the community. He urged upon the masses to ensure cleanliness in an around their respective places to check the spread of deadly “Dengue” which is spreading in various parts of UT of J&K. He said that through such events, the Legal Services Institutions aim to inspire others to follow the footsteps of Father of the Nation and contribute towards a cleaner and more sustainable society.Lastly, he extended gratitude to all the participants, supporters and collaborators who contributed towards grand success of this campaign.