sulabh swatchh bharat

Friday, 16-November-2018

SPECIALLY-ABLED AMBASSADORS

Keeping Delhi clean will be motivated by sportspersons

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has appointed the Rio Paralympic medalist Deepa Malik, and first female amputee to climb Mount Everest Arunima Sinha as brand ambassadors for its Swachhtaprogramme. The announcement was made by NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar at an event at Connaught Place’s Central Park. Speaking after administering the pledge of Swachhta to the audience, including students of NDMC schools and residents of NDMC area, Malik said, “If a specially-abled person like me can get international fame by wining international awards, why can’t we make the city clean?” The event was presided over by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi. “NDMC has decided to make Parliament Street as a disabled-friendly road under Sugamya Bharat – a scheme launched by Prime Minster of India for the DivyangJan,” Lekhi said.