BRICS Chamber of Commerce and Industry organized the Swachh Bharat Conclave: Reduce, Recycle and Reuse on February 4, 2015 at Children’s Academy School, Thakur Complex, Kandivali East, Mumbai.
Ms. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament was the guest of Honour. Also, Mr. Anand Raj Anand (Music Director, Composer, Lyricist and Playback Singer) graced the occasion.
Mr. B.R. Saini, President, BRICS CCI and Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, Secretary General BRICS CCI made the opening remarks to the distinguished audience.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, aims at making India a clean country by 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and BRICS CCI with its initiative completely supports this food for thought of keeping India clean.
The conclave was attended by students participating from fifteen schools across Mumbai. Also, presentations on ‘Waste Management by Debartha Banerje of Sampurn(e)arth’ and ‘Internet Enabled Urban Farming by Greenopia and Principal India’ were made.
Speaking at the conclave Ms. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament said “This is a great initiative by BRICS CCI that will surely encourage the young children, the future of our country towards the bigger agenda of Swachh Bharat”. Emphasizing the need of cleanliness among the youths, Ms. Mahajan said, “Every Indian should practice and impart the cleanliness habits at home as well as in the society considering the fact that India needs to be an advance nation in the next decade”.
Commenting on the objective of the conclave planned, Dr. B.B.L. Madhukar, Secretary General BRICS CCI said “BRICS Chamber of Commerce has joined hands with millions of Indians in Swachh Bharat Campaign. Our main motive is ‘awareness’ among children so that it can be passed on to others so that there will be a cycle of information which is important for this cleanliness programme. We strictly believe that we can’t buy a clean environment, we have to make one and to achieve this, we need stricter policies and individuals must learn to do their deeds. And through this conclave, we aim to educate the students and their parents the mantra of ‘Reduce, Recycle and Reuse’.”
The event was sponsored by Creya, Next Education, Sampurnearth, Greenopia and Principal India.