Bengaluru: Pierian joins Modi's Swachh Bharat campaign, cleans Victoria Memorial Hospital
Bengaluru, Jan 6: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is getting more support for his campaign -- Swachh Bharat. Now, Pierian Pvt Ltd, whose core expertise is in providing services for Finance and Accounting, joined the Clean India campaign in Bengaluru.
Chetan Venugopal, the Co-founder of the company, and his team of 75 volunteers cleaned the premises of Victoria Memorial on Dec 25. This was a part of CSR Initiatives of the company to support Swatch Bharat Abhiyan which aims to clean India by 2019.
Beginning from 8:30 in the morning, members of the company continued to clean the premises till 1 pm. Speaking to Oneindia, Mr Venugopal told, "We were able to collect more than 250 bags of garbage and wastes with in hospital premises."
"The premises was really in a bad shape with garbage being littered all over the premises and lacks enough toilets," he added.
Mr Venugopal also informed that the hospital authority outsources the task of cleaning the premises to external agencies. The last contract has been expired and new cleaning agency has not been appointed so far, informed Mr Venugopal. Currently, vendors are doing the work of cleaning.
Speaking about their main aim behind the act, Mr Venugopal said, "Our intent is to help the concerned authorities in the hospital in streamlining process of cleaning and maintenance of the hospital premises on a regular basis."
"We plan to follow with the concerned authorities in this regard so that we can see some visible change in the cleanliness of the place in the next few months," he added.
Local corporator was also involved in this activity. However, the company also has plans to carry their campaign to various schools and other hospitals.
They enacted one street play in hospital, which is more than 100 years old, to create awareness about keeping the city clean. Chetan Venugopal wished that the cleaning up activity initiated by Peirian to be continued by the hospital authorities and concerned agencies.