The Hush Post | 6:10 pm | Two-minute read |
A sanitation worker in Pune is using a unique style to discourage citizens against plastic use. Mahadeb Jadhav parodies old Bollywood songs to make people aware of the hazards of dumping garbage in public. He is earning him kudos on social media. One of the songs employed by him is Kachra Ye Mohabbat Wala. The song is his version of Kajra Mohabbat Wala from the 1968 hit Kismat.
Jadhav has been drawing the attention of the public with his songs. His videos of singing while sweeping the streets have gone viral on social media.
57-year-old Jadhav started recreating old songs after he saw some “educated people” dump garbage on roads during a morning walk.
He recalled, “Annoyed by their attitude, I decided to create awareness about the ill practice through singing. I twisted the classic Hindi song ‘Kajra Mohabbat Wala’ into ‘Kachara Sookha aur Geela, sabne mila kar dala, kachare ne leli sabki jaan re, gaur se suniye mehereban.. “, News18 quoted him as saying.
The song doesn’t end here. Jadhav adds, “‘Carry bag ye plastic wala, isko aadat kar dala, aadat ne le li sabki jaan, gaur se suniye mehereban”.
PENCHANT FOR SINGING
Mahadeb Jadhav has a penchant for singing and writing poems. He is using his passion for creating awareness regarding waste management and segregation of dry and wet garbage at source.
A key member of a PMC cultural group, Jadhav and his like-minded colleagues visit schools, colleges as well as housing societies where they perform skits and sing songs on the importance of waste management.
Jadhav’s unique style has made him famous. He is even getting invitations from residential societies who want him to create awareness among the residents. He has turned a social cause into a personal mission.
Dnyaneshwar Molak, the head of the PMC waste management department said, “We are planning to appoint him as our cleanliness brand ambassador for the Central government’s cleanliness survey, to be conducted by the civic body”.