first_imgKolkata: The six-day-long anti-dengue campaign along with environmental awareness organised by the students of Sir Ramesh Mitter Girls’ School came to an end on Saturday.The students organised street plays to create awareness against dengue. They put up posters requesting people to clean accumulated water and clear garbage from their houses every day. It may be mentioned that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has launched a massive drive to prevent the spread of dengue. For the first time, the community Puja committees that will conduct awareness programmes against dengue most successfully will be awarded cash prizes. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe students of the school conducted a campaign to set up no-plastic zones. Plastic carry bags clog the underground sewer lines causing massive water-logging everywhere in India. Though campaign against plastic has been carried out, people are still using carry bags and throwing them on the streets. The students planted saplings and urged people to go green. They have also requested locals to keep the environment clean. Atin Ghosh, Member, Mayor-in-Council (Health) said it is good that many schools are taking up drives to create awareness against dengue. He sought cooperation from all walks of life to prevent the spreading of the disease.last_img

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