50 Scouts and Guides pedal for prevention of single-use plastics
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50 Scouts and Guides pedal for prevention of single-use plastics

November 26, 2021

To reach Bandipur tomorrow

Mysore/Mysuru: A bicycle rally with the theme ‘Prevention of Plastic,’ organised by Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa Scouts Group, Mysuru district, was flagged off this morning in city.

The bicycle rally held under ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ campaign was flagged off by Mysuru Division South Western Railway  Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Rahul Agarwal, who is also the President of South Western Railway State Bharat Scouts & Guides, from the DRM’s Office premises.

 About 50 Scouts and Guides, who are cycling to create awareness on the ill-effects of plastics passed through Nanjangud-Ooty Road to reach Begur today evening.  The cyclists will travel to Bandipur tomorrow.

Speaking after flagging off the rally, DRM Agarwal exhorted the participants to highlight the reasons to avoid single-use plastic and suggest sustainable alternatives.

Pointing out that single-use plastic harms the health of the people and is also a reason for the deterioration of the health of the land, he said that the youths of the country were now coming forward to fight the menace of single-use plastic.

The cycle rally aims to spread awareness about hygiene, perils of indiscriminate use of single-use plastics in rural, urban, forest areas and removing vaccine hesitancy through street plays and interaction sessions with the local population at Begur and Gundlupet. At Bandipur, for the benefit of Scouts & Guides, the Officers of the Forest Department will hold an awareness session about Do’s and Don’ts followed by a nature study.                                  

District Chief Commissioner and Additional Divisional Railway Manager of Mysuru Division A. Devasahayam,  Additional Divisional Railway Manager-II Budati Srinivasulu, Hon. District Secretary and Senior Divisional Personnel Officer Prashanth Mastiholi and Senior Divisional Signal & Telecom Engineer D. Sreenivasalu were present on the occasion.

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