Hyderabad: NGOs are working hard to ensure no animal wastage is left in public view during the three sacrifice days on the eve of Bakrid.
These NGOs are conducting group meetings and interacting with the managing committees of masjids. They also started the campaign ‘Bakrid ke din ek aur zumedari mohallay ki safai ho hamari’ (one more responsibility on the day of Bakrid is to ensure the cleanliness of our locality) on social media ahead of Bakrid to ensure that the celebration of the Id is done hygienically.
Youth Welfare Telangana, whose volunteers had dedicated themselves to perform dignified last rites for Covid-19 victims, launched a drive with Team NGOs and Sahitya Trust to keep the society neat, clean and hygienic during the Bakrid.
Jalaluddin Zafar Abuwania, head of the group, said they were convincing people that there was a need to be cautious or else the third wave of Covid-19 would hit very soon. He said sanitisers, face masks, hand gloves and bin bags for collection of waste were being distributed. “Our teams are almost going to cover 45 places in the state and 15 places in Kalburagi (Gulbarga) of Karnataka,” he said.
Joint convener of Team Bakrid-2021 Sabir Yamani said Sahitya Trust had provided 20,000 kits containing sanitisers, gloves and bin bags to different volunteers working for this cause for distribution among the people sacrificing cattle. He said Islam emphasised on cleanliness, but due to lack of knowledge people dumped entrails of animals in streets and on roads.
He said Islam also insisted to respect and honour the neighbour and the rights of the neighbourhood were not confined to Muslim neighbours. “Keeping this in mind, we are focusing to encourage those who celebrate Bakrid to be more responsible by disposing of animal entrails after the ritual sacrifice in a hygienic manner. We are involving religious scholars to spread the message of cleanliness,” he said.
A group of 15 NGOs started the campaign seven years ago and it gained popularity in other states as well. Now more than 100 NGOs are associated with this cause in different parts of the country. These NGOs are working under the leadership and guidance of Ilyas Shamsi head of Team NGOs, who began the initiative to keep the city clean and hygienic on the occasion of Bakrid....