The Goal Delhi staff, four employees from Standard Chartered Bank Delhi and 80 Goal participants took part in a cleanliness drive at the Goal site of Jaitpur on the occasion of World Environment Day.
The drive started off with a brief session conducted by Mr Vivek from Standard Chartered where he spoke about the impotence of hygiene and cleanliness. He highlighted the harmful effects of plastic bags and explained about disposal of garbage. Vivek also emphasized the role of trees in keeping our environment healthy and how each of us can plant a tree and look after it. The session also addressed the issue of clean drinking water.
After the discussion, the entire group picked up cleaning equipment: shovels, rakes, brooms and buckets of water and cleaned the school premises, netball ground and 10 classrooms of the school! This cleaning drive resulted in the disposal of 11 bags of rubbish!
This laborious effort of teamwork ended with participants promising that they would not use plastic bags anymore and work towards a clean and healthy environment.