Pune Sanitation Worker Sings Parody Songs to Promote Proper Garbage Disposal
Despite numerous cleanliness drives initiated under the Swachh Bharat campaign by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the careless disposal of garbage still remains a huge problem in the country. Fighting this insensitive attitude, 57-year-old Mahadev Jadhav, who has been working as a sanitation worker in Pune Municipal Corporation for past 25 years, voluntarily promotes cleanliness drive by singing parody songs.
He has been singing parody songs in his voice with a twist to spread awareness regarding the segregation of dry and wet waste. In one of the videos, Jadhav is seen singing a song on the melody of the famous Bollywood song ‘Kajra Mohabbatwala.’
The lines of his song – Kachra, sookha aur geela, sabne mila ke daala, kachre ne leli sabki jaan….criticize the careless dumping of wet and dry waste together.
#WATCH Pune: Mahadev Jadhav, a sanitation worker who has been working with the Pune Municipal Corporation for 25 years creates awareness about cleanliness and waste disposal, through songs. (17.11) #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/udCRMy9Cmu
— ANI (@ANI) November 17, 2019
He received a lot of appreciation on social media for his unique effort to create awareness. Not only citizens applauded him but Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri, also praised him for his admirable efforts.
Listen to this champ from Pune Muncipal Corporation who not only collects your waste everyday but also promotes cleanliness drive with his own songs and beautiful voice across city. Mahadev Jadhav is a sanitation worker working with @PMCPune. #Pune @swachhbharat #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/HPFE0DzruK
— Ali shaikh (@alishaikh3310) November 17, 2019
I salute the dedication & enterprise with which Pune Sanitation Worker Shri Mahadev Jadhav is spreading a message against single use plastics & is promoting Swachhata.
— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) November 18, 2019
It all started when Jadhav saw people sloppily throwing waste. He cleverly turned the parody old Bollywood songs into swachh (cleanliness) songs to criticize the people littering the public spaces. Now, every day while he is on his morning duty of segregating waste from dump yards, he sings these songs. Jadhav thrives to change the current scenario and hopes that people will understand and follow the rules regarding proper garbage disposal.
Littering in public places, mixing dry and wet waste together, and then, blaming the lack of action from authorities are common occurrences in India. The irresponsible behaviour of citizens towards cleanliness is a clear sign of the failure of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – the Clean India Mission.
Hopefully, Jadhav’s initiative will appeal to people and encourage them to adopt proper methods of garbage disposal.