Submitted by Editor on Mon, 2016-02-01 14:39 Bengaluru: B.PAC is working with Hasiru Mithra (the HSR Layout residents’ initiative) and Syngene on a “Neighbourhood cleanup drive” – a sustained campaign to drive corporate social engagement that brings corporates, neighborhood communities and BBMP together to clean, drive behavioral change and monitor progress. Employees and residents of the neigbourhood work together to beautify their locality and appoint wardens who will keep watch on the neighbourhood to ensure that the cleaned up areas do not relapse into their original state. The 27th main road in HSR Layout is one of the prime roads in the locality which had plastic littered footpaths and overgrown weeds making it unfriendly for pedestrians. B.PAC, in association with Syngene International Ltd and Hasiru Mithra, a citizen group of HSR Layout led by B.PAC’s Civic Leadership Incubator Program (B. CLIP) alumnus Kavitha Reddy took up the beautification drive on Saturday, 30th of January, 2016. Around 50 employees of Syngene international, team B.PAC and residents of HSR layout cleared up the litter and removed the weeds. Further, the team painted the wall and planted saplings along the footpath. The saplings planted, will be looked after by the nearby commercial entities. “B.PAC is very pleased with Hasiru Mithra’s engagement and initiative. It is only with citizens’ watchful eyes that there will be pressure on the system to keep our neighbourhoods clean. We have many more interventions planned in the coming months for driving holistic solutions for waste management”, said Revathy Ashok, CEO and Managing Trustee B.PAC. “We are very thankful to Syngene and its employees for having partnered with us in this drive and look forward to continued engagement of Syngene at HSR Layout”, said B. CLIP Alumnus and Hasiru Mithra lead Kavitha Reddy. Further, Kamesh Rastogi, a resident of HSR layout sector 2 said, “The participation of B.PAC and Syngene employees has motivated the residents and more number of residents are showing keen interest to volunteer for neigbourhood. We are also glad that commercial shops close by have taken the ownership to look after the plants and the cleaned up area” The initiative was supported by BBMP and Muni Raju, Joint commissioner of Bommanahalli Zone extended all logistical support to make the cleanup drive a success. The drive witnessed enthusiastic participation by children of Syngene employees, who were on an unusual weekend outing. The children painted the walls and used their talent to beautify the area. Since HSR has a compost unit and has voluntarily banned plastic, such programs on a sustained basis will enable creation of greater awareness among citizens, said a B.PAC release.