Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) had started a comprehensive campaign against the use of polythene and plastic in which 30 schools participated. The Government primary school, Dobhalwala, won the first prize for collecting the maximum quantity of polythene bags.
Earlier in August, a meeting was chaired by the mayor Sunil Uniyal ‘Gama’ which was attended by the principals and teachers of the schools which fall under the jurisdiction of MCD.
The municipal commissioner Vinay Shankar Pandey had said that the principals and teachers of all the schools must spread awareness among students about the ill effects of polythene bags. He had called for setting up of plastic banks in schools wherein the students will deposit the polythene bags used in their homes. He had also announced that the school which will collect the maximum quantity of polythene bags will be awarded Rs 1 lakh.
The school which will secure second and third position will be awarded Rs 50,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively.
The Government primary schoo, Dobhalwala, came first with its students collecting 50 kilogrammes polythene bags. Bajaj Institute of Learning at Rajpur Road secured second position by collecting 22.60 kilogrammes polythene while the third position was secured by the Government Primary School, Dalanwala which collected total of 19 kilogrammes polythene bags.
The municipal commissioner said that the prizes and certificates will be distributed in the presence of all the students and teachers in each school.