New Delhi: In a unique initiative, the Western Railways of Mumbai released a Navratri special song titled ‘Plastic ko no bolo‘ highlighting the harmful consequences of single-use plastics. Also Read - Delhi: Trader 'Violates' Plastic Rule, Fined Rs 2 Lakh
Urging Mumbaikars to say ‘No To Plastic’, this song is being played at most of the railway station venues, pubs and discotheques, a report quoted a Western Railway official as saying. Also Read - Bigg Boss 13 House Goes Plastic-Free, Art Director Omung Kumar Explains His Decision
The Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal on Sunday tweeted the video song and said, “When we beat plastic and clean rail together, India will become clean.” Reminding everyone about the ban on single-use plastic in the railway station and trains from October 2, Goyal further said in his tweet, “Come, start together to free the country from harmful plastic, stop using plastic.” Also Read - Food And Consumer Affairs Ministry to Ban Single-use Plastic in Its Departments From Today| Take a Look
The song was released on September 29 which is the first day of Navratri. The theme of the initiative is to encourage the public to uphold an ‘anti-plastic’ stance. Further, the song seeks to ensure that people avoid plastic products in their day to day activities. Interestingly, the songwriter of ‘Plastic ko no bolo’ happens to be a senior staff from the Western Railway, stated a report.
Earlier this year, during his last Mann ki Baat radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the government’s decision to ban single-use plastic across the country.