New Delhi: A first-of-its-kind toy bank has been opened for the children who can’t afford to buy them in the national capital’s Najafgarh zone. The initiative for this toy bank has been taken by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC). Also Read - Singapore Airlines Passenger Films Near Collision with 'UFO' from Flight Just Moments Before Landing

Speaking on the inauguration ceremony, South Delhi mayor Anamika Mithilesh Singh said the ‘khilona bank’ has been opened keeping in view of Swachh Survekshan-2021 where people can donate old toys instead of throwing them away. Also Read - Man Wearing PPE Kit Steals Jewellery Worth ₹ 13 Crore from Southeast Delhi showroom | Watch

“Those children who cannot afford to buy toys can come to this place and play and even take these toys along,” she said. Also Read - Woman Police Constable Sweeps Road to Remove Broken Glass pieces, Video Goes Viral

The bank is housed in SDMC Community Centre in Najafgarh zone’s Dwarka Sector 23.

“This is an initiative which brings smiles on the faces of innocent children. At the same time, it reduces the generation of waste in the form of old and unused toys which otherwise get discarded as garbage and waste. It is a unique way to promote rescue of goods and articles and reduce wastage of toys, mostly made up of plastic and fur,” the SDMC said.

Deputy Commissioner of Najafgarh zone Radha Krishan said efforts are being made to perform better in Swachhta Survekshan-2021 and the initiative to open a ‘Khilona Bank’ is part of it.

He said four more such banks will be opened in Najafgarh zone where people can donate toys. He urged people to participate in this drive so they could contribute to make the environment cleaner.

(With PTI Inputs)