Starting from June 8th, individuals can donate their reusable household items at the newly inaugurated permanent RRR Centre in Sector 17, Chandigarh. The center was officially opened by Sh. Anup Gupta, City Mayor, alongside Sh. Kanwarjit Singh Rana, Senior Deputy Mayor, councilors, MCC officers, Market Welfare Associations’ representatives, and prominent members of the community.
Featuring separate shops for clothing, books, shoes, and electronic items, the RRR store will operate from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, remaining closed on Mondays.
During the center’s inauguration, the Mayor highlighted that the Municipal Corporation had previously set up 35 temporary RRR centers across the city, where residents donated their reusable household articles from May 20th to June 5th, 2023. The MCC then proceeded to clean, refurbish, and upcycle the donated items, which will soon be available for sale at the “Rupee stores.” The restored items will be sold at affordable prices, ensuring that reusable household items in good condition are not wasted but instead reused.
The Mayor emphasized that only high-quality and usable items would be accepted for donation, including clothes, shoes, books/stationery, plastic items, crockery, toys, e-waste, wooden items, and furniture. These articles will also be collected through MCC’s ‘Swachh Sawari’ – RRR on Wheels initiative. Self Help Groups and sanitation workers from MCC have been assigned to manage the day-to-day operations of the RRR center and the Rupee stores.
The Mayor expressed confidence that this project would strengthen the principles of waste management – Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. It will contribute to the overall zero-waste ecosystem under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, fostering a sustainable and clean environment.
Mayor inaugurates outdoor gyms at Green parks, NAC Manimajra
In a ceremony attended by Smt. Sarbjit Kaur, former Mayor and area councilor, councilors, MCC officers, and local community members, Sh. Anup Gupta, Mayor of Chandigarh, inaugurated outdoor gyms at four different green parks in NAC, Manimajra.
Following the model of other gardens in the city, the MCC has installed open-air gyms in these parks to facilitate exercise and physical activity for residents. Various gym equipment has been set up in the parks, with a total cost of Rs. 12.53 lakhs, funded by MPLAD.
Furthermore, the Mayor also launched the process of laying and fixing red sandstone under benches in various parks of Ward No.6, specifically in the park near #205 NAC, Manimajra. This improvement project is being carried out with a budget of Rs. 4.30 lakhs from the ward development fund. As part of the event, the Mayor and other dignitaries also planted ornamental trees and shrubs in the green parks.
In his address, the Mayor highlighted the benefits of these open-air gyms for both young and elderly residents of the local area. People can now engage in exercise while enjoying their morning or evening walks. The provision of these outdoor gyms aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and well-being among the city’s inhabitants.