warm hello to all vascoites
We, the some of the like minded people, mainly ladies of Vasco ,have been
silently but steadily working to clean our city and create awareness
amongst the people of Vasco including the shop keepers and vendors.
We are about to complete our infant stage in this month.During last 11
months we carried out few of the activities, listed at the end of this
mail.Hope each one of you read the same and participate.
In this week we are releasing our documentary on civic sense 'MY CITY ,MY HOME',which we will be screening for
public very soon.All those interested in buying the same for your
organizations,schools ,institutions pl. contact me. We
plan to sell the same at a nominal cost ,jut to recover the cost of
production.The documentary is for 9 minutes, covering most of the
issues , which bother us in our daily life .This documentary ,I am sure
if shown to all the citizens, of all ages from 6 yrs onwards, will go a
long way in creating awareness and improve the quality of our city life.
Our next proposed activity is to concentrate on our vegetable market area and try and see what we all can do to keep it clean.Especially in rainy season it is worse.Ofcourse as far as the the market street is concerned , we can only keep requesting the authorities to take it up seriously. I am seeing this lane for last 40 (since 1974) yrs and have
not changed at all. Unfortunately it is as bad as it is today for
ever.We the citizens will have to come together , if we want the road
to improve. We are already in the process of giving hand outs to all the vendors appealing them to keep their surroundings clean and join the
movement of clean city drive.Following are the activities which we did
during last 11 months.which of course have tought us a lot many things.
Following are the activities which were undertaken by us.Jagrut Nagrik Manch is
purely a citizens moment.It is totally apolitical activity.But yes, any
city cleanliness drive can not be undertaken unless we have the
cooperation of the municipal authorities and above all the citizens.
I am glad to let you know that we have been getting unstinted support from MMC for all our activities.What is lacking is perhaps the involvement of the community.
We are not interested in forming any NGO.In fact we will be very happy to join hands with exisiting NGOs. for the betterment of our city.
Activities so far since July 2011 of Jjagrut Nagrik Manch: Peoples’ movement
1 July 2011 : Cleaning the market area,distribution of bio degradable bags,awareness
for reducing use of plastic,Poster and slogan competitions for schools.
2 August :
Cleaning of Airport road,awareness drive through poster display,Nirmalya
collection for converting in compost,there by giving it back to the mother
earth,what we got from nature.keeping our waterbodies clean.cleaning of Airport
3 September : prize distribution for the competition held in July and elocution
on 2nd Oct. We cleaned the road from Chicalim slope to St.Andrews
church.Also distributed few garbage bins in the market area.
5 November: Installed 10 pole mounted bins from chicalim bus stop to vasco market area.10 Additional
garbage bins were given to vegetable vendors. Pasted attractive stickers, to
motivate people to try and keep our town clean by shouldering the citizens
responsibility. Stickers are self explanatory appealing people to be a part of
the clean city project.
6 December :
feedback & introspection. planning of future activities. we had planned to beautify the Vaddem lake surroundings. Accordingly
church permission was obtained .however , Mr.mauvin Godinho as well as
Mr.premanand Nanosakar who were contesting the assembly elections
promised to do it after the elections , we decided to wait and watch.I
am glad that as promised the elected MLA Mr.Mauvin Godinho seems to be
at it.The lake at present is beling cleaned.Once that is complete he
assures us that the beautification work will be under taken.
2012: street plays are planned to create awareness against different type
of pollution. (yet to take up. The script is ready,Any one teaching in
school/colleges are requested to get in touch for staging the same.)
8 Feb – April : busy with making of documentary
& creating awareness by word of mouth.
9 May 2012.:
cleaning the swatantra path & FL gomes road.Also distributed another 20 garbage bins .Picked up the plastc
from Dabolim junction on verna highway.
10 June 2012: releasing the documentary & propose to
clean the market area.Also proposed to give the environment awareness
presentations to interested organizations.
pl. come forth, for the beautification of our city. United we can achieve a lot. Let our actions speak. Let us all stop the blame game and do
something constructive for the society and for our city.
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]