Volunteers launch Delhi clean drive ahead of Commonwealth Games

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New Delhi, Mar. 20 (ANI): As Delhi gears up to host the 2010 Commonwealth Games later this year, hundreds of volunteers have joined hands with the officials of civic bodies to take on the task of cleaning the city.

As part of a campaign called, Let's Do It Delhi, volunteers swept the streets and collected garbage outside Bhikaji Cama Place in South Delhi, to reflect the message that if they can clean Bhikaji Cama in three hours and keep it clean, why not the whole of Delhi.

The campaign is aimed at educating people about the need to keep the city clean as it prepares to host the mega sports event in October.

Professionals, students and senior citizens pitched in with contributions for the initiative.

"School children, senior citizens and professionals, all have come here and supported the cause to make it successful," said Monika Bhatia, a volunteer.

They say that public participation is very important to make the campaign successful.

"If the public supports us then we can definitely clean Delhi. Without public's participation, we cannot clean Delhi," said Air Commodore S K Meda, a volunteer.

The 19th Commonwealth Games, to be staged in New Delhi between 4 to 14th October, 2010, will be the country's biggest sporting event since the 1982 Asian Games.

New Delhi is only the second Asian city to host the Commonwealth Games after Kaula Lumpur. (ANI)

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