LAHORE -    A large number of schoolchildren yesterday joined an awareness drive of Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC), an organization responsible for provision of sanitation facilities in the city.

The walk, organized in collaboration with Directorate General Public Relations Government of the Punjab, was aimed to sensitise masses about harmful impacts of polythene bags in routine life.

The drive was held at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park and was attended by Deputy LWMC General Manager (Operations) Asif Iqbal, Deputy Manager (Communication) Muhammad Umair Khan, Assistant Managers Rehman Rashid and Aiman Mohyud Din, representatives from local Union Councils, sanitary workers and parks administration.

The children carried out a walk by holding banners and placards along the drain adjacent to Gulshan-i-Iqbal Park. While carrying out waste and plastic bag picking activity at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park and Drain, the children requested citizens to reduce the use of polythene bags along with ensuring proper disposal of waste in order to protect environment from harmful impacts of both polythene bags and garbage.

The LWMC Dy-GM reinforced the point of view of the walk participants and said that LWMC along with environment and all concerned departments was ensuring the implementation of standard procedures necessary for disposal of waste. “Role of every member of the society was termed crucial for phenomenal improvement,” Asif Iqbal added.