On the occasion of Global Recycling Day 2021 on March 18, Recycler Saathi in support of CREASION and The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited concluded a grand cycle rally in appreciation of sanitation workers. The rally was titled Hamro Cycle Yatra- #DignityForAll and aimed to bring together sanitation workers, government officials and other stakeholders of waste management to celebrate the contributions of sanitation workers and provide them encouragement.
The rally was organized in Bharatpur, Chitwan and attended by more than 300 participants which comprised of sanitation workers, volunteers, organisation representatives and government officials. Renu Dahal, Mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City formally started the cycle rally from Chaubiskoti. A rally of cyclists proceeded with slogans and banners depicting the importance of sanitation workers for the environment and demanding equal rights and respect. Hamro Cycle Yatra moved through Belchowk and ended in Recycler Saathi unit in Shivaghat, Bharatpur-4, Chitwan.
Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Mr. Bikram KC, representative of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited along with other representatives of partner organisations and local wards also graced the occasion and provided support to sanitation workers. Partners for the event included Chitwan Scrap Association, Better Chitwan, Way Group, Ek Sapana Cycle ra Safa Nepalko, Nepal Development Society, CESS, Hamro Drishti Ramro Drishti, Real Madrid Fan Club Chitwan, and Ex Gurkha Services.
The event was a grand success, created much needed momentum for the vital role of sanitation workers and encouraged all of us to appreciate the daily sacrifices and contributions of the true #RecyclingHeroes, sanitation workers.