POURAKARMIKAS TO BE PART OF REPUBLIC DAY PARADE
Context: For the first time, a group of pourakarmikas will be part of the Republic Day celebrations with the objective of creating awareness among citizens about proper waste management.
- They will march holding placards with messages such as ‘Namma Bengaluru Swachha Bengaluru’ and ‘Plastic Vyagisi Parisara Ulisi’.
- The team of 30 pourakarmikas, most of who are from the East zone, is called ‘Swachhata Yodharu’ (Cleanliness Warriors), and will be among 44 teams participating in the parade.
- The 18,000 pourakarmikas of the BBMP bear the onerous responsibility of keeping the city clean.
- Their work is most important.
- They deserve to be recognized for the hard work that they put in.
- With their inclusion in the parade, citizens will treat them with dignity and respect.
- The move to include pourakarmikas in the parade has been hailed by netizens.
- Recognition at grassroot level is truly appreciative.
- The 18,000 pourakarmikas are directly employed by the civic body and salaries are disbursed directly to their bank accounts by the 7th of every month.