Mysuru, September 9:- KMPK Charitable Trust of the city organised a campaign against the use of plastic bags at Kukkarahalli Lake here on Sunday. District in-charge Minister V Somanna distributed cloth bags to the public during the campaign.
The members of the trust distributed pamphlets to the public explaining the hazards of plastic use. They shouted slogans against plastic usage. The minister inaugurated the weekly campaign to create awareness on plastic-free Dasara.
“Mysuru is known as the cultural capital. Crores of people from across the world visit Mysuru. We should be proud of the city which was identified as the cleanest city of the country. Plastic takes at least 500 years to get decomposed. It is against the law of nature. MCC has also banned the use of plastic. But it can be implemented by the participation of the public only. We have decided to make the Dasara completely plastic-free this time,” the minister said.
“If we see heritage lakes, parks and trees in the city, it is because of the Maharajas of Mysuru. If we depend on plastic, it is equal to freely falling ill. Merchants should stop selling plastics,” said Chamaraja Constituency MLA L Nagendra.
Mysuru-Kodagu MP Pratap Simha, BJP leader HV Rajeev, president of Hotel Owners’ Association Narayana Gowda, health officers Nagaraj and Jayanth, District Brahmins’ Association president DT Prakash, president of KMPK Charitable Trust Vikram Iyengar, former corporator MD Parthasarathy, Apurva Suresh, BP Manjunath and others were present. (MR/KS)