LAHORE – About 200 hundred students joined the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) to raise awareness among the Qila Gujjar Singh residents about the importance of cleanliness in combating dengue danger.

The whole area was cleaned manually and mechanically by deploying 150 workers and latest machinery from Turkey. Member National Assembly (MNA) Hamza Shahbaz Sharif also participated in the activity along with students and volunteers who distributed dengue kits and leaflets among the locals.

The activity was arranged in connection with ‘Anti-Dengue Week’ being celebrated by the LWMC in all the nine towns of the City.

Students from Govt Cooper Road College for Girls, Ayesha Siddiqa Degree College, Don Basco High School, Kinnaird School for Girls, Govt Islamia High School for Boys, Royal Grammar School and City District Government Lahore schools of union council No 77 participated in this awareness activity. Some 200 students went door-to-door to distribute dengue kits and awareness literature among the residents. They also pasted special stickers on various places carrying messages of cleanliness and caution to defeat dengue.

The Lahore Waste Management Company  set up a special camp in Mela Ram Park where representatives of civil society, dengue experts and surveillance teams and students were present to participate in the awareness drive. The Lahore Waste Management Company  also held an awareness walk in the above said area.

SCHEDULE: In connection with the construction of Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) by Tepa, Lahore Development Authority (LDA), relocation of Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO)  services falling in the route alignment is scheduled to be carried out today (Thursday).