By Special Correspondent
Malegaon (Maharashtra): Students of Afaque Academy a Muslim seminary of the city celebrated Plastic free Gandhi Jayanti on the occasion of 150th Birth anniversary in their own way.
The seminary organized ‘The fit Malegaon Plog Run’ to commemorate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on 2nd Oct 2019.
The students carrying placards with messages like “Adopt Cleanliness Stop Disease’ and ‘Symbol of Muslims, Cleanliness half of the Faith” visited different locations of the town .
Along with Plog Run, students also spread awareness through creative models and charts. They approached passerby to educate them to the use of green and blue bin, encouraged them minimize the use of single use- plastic.
On this occasion, The Chairman of Afaque Academy Mr. Arshad Mukhtar sensitized young generation towards environmentalism and growing national and local concern of plastic waste. He further requested parents, teachers and students to minimize the use of all types of plastic carry bags, thermocol disposable cutlery and discourage the use of artificial banners, flags, flowers, water bottles, plastic folders, etc.
Dr. Munnazza Afreen, Dean of Education JMES presented creative models and charts made by students out of waste to spread the awareness of Plastic Waste Management and its related rules . She added that “The Fit Malegaon Plog run” was a great success. Afaque Academy teachers & students initiated polg run at bus stand, Mausam pul, and Malegaon fort.
The commissioner Kishore Borde of Municipal Corporation interacted with students and motivated them towards this noble cause. He appreciated student’s creative models and charts.
The cleanliness drive was organized in collaboration with Nagar Palika Malegaon.
All the students along with Incharge principal Naveed Ansari, Arabic & Student welfare Incharge Manzoor Saquib and Shabana Mukhtar (In charge) and student coordinator Faizan Ahmed (boys)& Abeda Faizi (girls) along with non-teaching staff Gulam Mustafa, Muddasir Ansari and Fahim Ansari have actively participated in the fit Malegaon Plog Run, cleanliness drive.