GALLERY: Community clean up keeps volunteers in touch with nature

A Bedford neighbourhood is looking clean and more green after a community group volunteered to tidy up and plant new trees.

Members of the Sant Nirankari Mission (SNM), some as young as four years old, got involved in the street cleaning effort in London Road.

Sant Nirankari Mission street clean up PNL-160223-093715001

Sant Nirankari Mission street clean up PNL-160223-093715001

Spokesman Harkesh Jassi said: “We all had a very fun-filled day and, surprisingly, some passing pedestrians commented on what a great job we were doing.”

The clean up was undertaken as part of the Mission’s community work and belief in doing “selfless service for the betterment of humankind”.

Mr Jassi added the event on Saturday, February 20, allowed volunteers “reflection time to overcome one’s ego and to appreciate the importance of keeping community clean and protecting planet earth with our actions”.