Be the change you want to see, prove Richards Town residents

The Richards Town Residents Association (RTRA) invited all the residents of Richards Town to join hands in cleaning up Richards Park, one of the most prominent landmarks of the area. Young and old (the oldest being 86 years old) gathered on a Sunday morning armed with gloves, brooms and garbage bags to clean the park and lead by example.


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Richards Park was set up in the late 1800’s to decongest the South Parade Area. Named after Richard, a British Civil Services Officer, the park is the highest point of Richards Town. This beautiful park with a bandstand where the British listened to their favourite bands every Sunday, has been maintained in all its glory by the RTRA. The park is a visual treat with a children’s play area and a waterfall.

People from all over the area visit the park all day long to walk, jog or just take in the beauty of the surroundings. RTRA organises live band performances by the Air Force, Army and Police Bands twice a year bringing back memories of the days gone by.


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About Snehalatha Naidu 4 Articles
Snehalatha Naidu is Editor, Richards Town Residents Association newsletter and a corporate trainer.

1 Comment

  1. Good on you guys. For a change Indians have got of their .. and done something. In the west everyyear clean up day is held where 1000s of people particiapte in cleaning up all areas of the town. Older retired people go with a bag in the morning while walking and pick up rubbish. If anyone wants to do this there is a simple tool. Take a broom stick and at one end just put a nail. wear gloves and every time you see paper and plastic bags as you walk use this stick to pick it up as you poke the nail into the debris. lift it up and put it in the rubbish bag. If 100s of people do this automatically rubbish on the streets will decrease. Another thing one can do is to take permission from the munisipality and put rubbish bags in bins along the roads where the pedestrians walk. this will allow people to throw rubbish into the bags. force municipality to collect these and dispose them. Encourage people to separate their organic rubbish vs plastic etc at home and force municipality to recycle. All these will help to keep the city clean. People have to take responsibility not just act like unruly mob. India is becoming ungovernable due to this uncivil unruliness.

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