Mayor refuses to accept flower for a reason

While the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is still struggling to get rid of plastic menace despite putting a blanket ban on its usage several months ago, a simple reminder of it from Mayor B L Bhyrappa is worth mentioning.

During the Children’s Day celebration organised by the District Administration, Department of Women and Child Welfare and District Child Protection Unit at Rangayana on Wednesday, the Mayor refused to accept flower on stage from a child which she was offering to thank him for participating in the programme.

Mayor was polite when rejecting the flower and the reason was: It was wrapped in a plastic cover. The Mayor, sporting a smile on his face, asked the child to remove the plastic and then offer it to him.

Bhyrappa then took to podium to address the audience against the use of plastic while the organisors removed the rest of the flowers from the plastic covers. “The MCC had banned the usage of plastic owing the hazardous effects it has on our lives. The city generates 450 tonne of waste every day of which about 40 tonne consists of plastic,” he said, adding, “This is the right age to create a sense of responsibility among children in order to make them responsible citizens and hence we ought to be careful with our actions.”

He also urged the citizens of Mysuru to abandon the use of plastic and use other alternative means.

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