We often come across various quotes emphasizing the importance of hygiene and sanitation, such as ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’ or ‘Health is Wealth’. Indeed, Cleanliness is most significant factor to retain physical well-being and a healthy environment. All great men of all times have stated the importance of cleanliness for overall happiness of individual and whole society.
Driven by rapid urbanization, Pune city has taken various initiatives to ensure a sustainable future and to transform into a Swachh (Clean) City. Various individuals and organizations have undertaken several innovative initiatives to improve hygiene and sanitation status of the city. In order to motivate and create awareness about the outstanding work carried out by these stakeholders, it is imperative to recognize their efforts and felicitate them for the same.
Pune Municipal Corporation aims to felicitate all these stakeholders through “Swachh Awards”, who have showcased best practices /innovative solutions in the areas of hygiene and sanitation across the city of Pune.
Objective of the Swachh Awards:
- Motivate the stakeholders for the work undertaken in the hygiene & sanitation sector.
- Trigger positive and competitive spirit among stakeholders across all the wards of the city to perform better and achieve `Swachh’ status.
- Showcase best practices, that have created impact and are scalable and replicable.
- Create knowledge sharing platform for all the stakeholders.
- Create awareness among the citizens on various hygiene and sanitation practices.
The awards will be given on the basis of nomination/ self-nomination received (through a competition mode) under various categories which will be further evaluated by a team of jury consisting of sanitation sector experts, Academician, NGO representative.
The winners will be selected from the categories of Family, Housing Society, School/Colleges, NGOs, Public Sector, Private Sector and awardees will be honored with the trophy and cash prize.
Dates to remember
- The last date for submitting entries: 15th Dec, 2017
- Announcement of winners: 20th Jan, 2018
- Felicitation ceremony: 26th Jan, 2018
Candidates can send the duly filled scanned copy of the form to “firstname.lastname@example.org” or Submit in person at room no.125, Solid Waste Management Department, PMC main building, Shivajinagar, Pune.
The awards will be unveiled on 26th Jan 2018 and will be supported by various other stalwarts of the industry and sector.
For application form, awards criteria and other information about the Swachh Awards 2018 visit the Swachh Awards 2018 page.