Will first set my house in order, before I preach, says Mayor
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Harcharan Singh Gohalwaria, the new Mayor of Ludhiana, believes that "charity begins at home" and "everyone should practice what they preach". The mayor tried to prove it on Tuesday, when he was invited by an organisation in Haibowal for a function to felicitate him. But Gohalwaria first checked the details. When he realised that the function was being organised on a pavement, he immediately told the organisers to shift the venue, else he would not attend it.
Confirming the same the Mayor said, "Organising functions by encroaching roads is illegal. It causes inconvenience to people, and if I attend such a function, I will be setting a wrong example. Being the first citizen of the city, I need to first set my house in order, before preaching to others".
Later, the organisers shifted the venue to a hall, and the Mayor attended it. Apart from this, the Mayor has also been sticking to his promise to not attend functions during working hours. On Wednesday, he was seen interacting with morning joggers at Satpaul Mittal Park.
Gohalwaria said he would meet people in the park in the morning and evening to get their feedback on the development work that will be carried out in the area. He will also meet the sanitation staff, who start work at 6.30 am. "I need to check how seriously they are engaged in the cleanliness drive, because this gives a complete image of the city. I need to wake up early if I need to make Ludhiana clean and green," the Mayor added.
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