Mumbai student Sanjana Runwal feted for her work for garbage workers

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Sanjana Runwal

Sanjana Runwal, a 17-year-old student from Mumbai, was felicitated with a Certificate of Appreciation by Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari for the excellent work done by her towards improving the living conditions of garbage workers in the city.

The Governor also praised Sanjana for completing a research paper on ‘affordable housing solutions for garbage workers’, which she had submitted to Maharashtra Government.

According to a press release, Sanjana, the founder of Clean Up Foundation, made lot of effort to address such serious concerns during her research and successfully completed the same, with practical and creative recommendations on providing affordable housing solutions for the garbage workers of the city.

Commenting on the honour, Sanjana said, “Our aim is to improve the living conditions of the garbage cleaners and rag-pickers who are less privileged and usually go unnoticed. The objective behind the research is to take steps towards providing affordable housing solutions for this segment. With the support from the Government, I am sure that we shall be able to make a positive difference.’’