Mira Bhayandar: MBMC bags top spot in Indian Swachhta League

Bollywood actors Rahul Dev, Mugdha Godse played role of brand ambassadors for civic team

Suresh GolaniUpdated: Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 07:52 PM IST
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Brand Ambassador of MBMC team Rahul Dev and Mugdha Godse along with Municipal Commissioner Dilip Dhole and team during the Indian Swachhta League. |

The Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation (MBMC) has bagged the top spot in the Indian Swachhata League – an inter-city competition held under the aegis of the ministry of housing and urban affairs – with the spirit of cleanliness and resolve towards ensuring garbage-free cities in the country.

While more than 1,850 cities had registered to take part in the competition, MBMC’s Mira Bhayandar Swachha-Grahi team, captained by civic chief Dilip Dhole, clinched the top spot in the three to 10 lakh population category, after a rigorous evaluation process.

Apart from the regular intensified cleanliness drives and rallies, the sanitation department of the MBMC played a major role in mobilising citizens, volunteers, students and activists to register their participation in activities like beach clean-up drives, along with special cleanliness campaigns at gardens, forts and other heritage structures in the twin-cities.

Notably, Bollywood stars Rahul Dev and Mugdha Godse played the role of brand ambassadors for the MBMC team. They also actively participated in the cleanliness drives while encouraging locals to take steps forward for maintaining hygiene around the streets and public places.

“Our initiatives will not be limited to competitions but will be a regular part of the overall sanitation process. We are thankful to our staffers, former elected representatives, brand ambassadors, volunteers and above all, the citizens for their support,” said Dhole.

While Panvel bagged the top slot in the one to 3 lakh population category, Navi-Mumbai and Thane won the prize in the million-plus city category for top youth mobiliser and top impact creator.

Representatives from all teams which have been shortlisted will be facilitated in a ceremony scheduled to be held at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi as part of the valedictory session of the Swachh Shahar Samvaad and Technology Exhibition on September 30.

The MBMC has earlier bagged the third and first spot in the one to 10 lakh population category and for the best in citizen feedback across the country in the Swachh Survey Competition 2022.

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