KillBill campaign sweeps Nandini layout clean

Residents from Nandini Layout worked with the BBMP to remove illegal hoardings and posters in the area. The KillBill campaign, as it's being called, will be carried out monthly going forward.

Nearly 200 citizens from Nandini Layout ward got together on May 23rd to participate in the KillBill campaign.

The drive was organised by B.CLIP’s Civic Hub leader Jayalakshmi K to get rid of the illegal flex boards, posters and banners that were creating ‘visual pollution’ in the surroundings. This was conducted jointly with the Clean Nandini Layout, Beautiful Nandini Layout campaign run by the corporator, KV Rajendra Kumar.

Residents peel posters that are defacing the ward. Pic: B.PAC

Participants expressed their support towards the well-being of the ward and agreed to spread a clear message that people’s active participation is the right antidote for resolving numerous problems facing our society today. The people of Nandini Layout have made a vow to keep their ward clean and green and also take serious remedial action against offenders.

Also, the High Court of Karnataka has ordered citizens to refrain from placing posters/banners in public places or else face punitive actions. It must be noted numerous laws are there to end this menace. For instance, The Karnataka Open Places (Prevention of Disfigurement Act) is one such effective legal provision that ensures action against the offenders. Enforcement of these laws are the need of the hour.

Jayalakshmi addresses the crowd. Pic: B.PAC

An effective public announcement system made sure the message reached the local residents. “We will continue our efforts to ensure that Nandini Layout is free of illegal posters, banners and flex boards. We have received immense support from the locals and the BBMP and we appreciate anyone stepping up and volunteering for the cause”, said Jayalakshmi.

It is worth noting that the corporator of the ward also carries out various flagship programmes at the ward level such as the “Swachch Nandini Layout” program to keep the ward clean and green.

While addressing the gathering Rajendra Kumar said, “It is each and every citizen’s responsibility to respect the law and join hands with BBMP to keep the surrounding area clean and green. I urge all citizens to join the #KillBills movement”.

BBMP officials assisted B.PAC with logistical support. At the end of the day’s campaign, almost a truck-load of bills/banners/posters were collected and disposed. This is yet another modest exemplification of the #KillBill campaign.

The civic hub leaders and the BBMP made it a fact that more such initiatives are necessary to make Nandini Layout a model ward for Bengaluru. #KillBill will be carried out on a monthly basis in the premises of Nandini Layout.

About B.CLIP Civic Hub

Civic Hub is a B.PAC initiative intended to help select B.CLIP participants in establishing on ground presence and undertake civic improvement and /or community projects in their respective BBMP wards. The objective of the program is to strengthen the engagement of B.CLIP participants with the citizens in their wards through meaningful interventions and innovative solutions to the problems in the ward. The program will further the grassroots leadership of the B.CLIP participants, thereby making them effective support persons in the ward to address the civic problems, access to government schemes, voter registration assistance etc.

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