GUWAHATI: As part of the Centre’s Swachhata movement to realize Gandhi’s dream of clean India, the Central GST Commissionerate, Guwahati has organised an awareness campaign for ‘Green Diwali – Clean Diwali – Safe Diwali’ with special involvement of school children. The aim of the awareness campaign was to make the younger generation a part of the movement to make the nation clean, pollution free and healthy.
During the campaign, the Central GST Commissionerate also extended messages through banners and handouts and requested the schools to organise pledge by students on the theme besides conducting poster competition on the theme, ‘Noise and Air pollution Free Diwali’.
In a communiqué, the Commissionerate informed The Sentinel that the winners would be given a cash prize and certificates after the declaration of result on Diwali day.
The Commissionerate also sponsored a programme for preparation of colourful clay diyas by special students of an NGO, PASS, an organisation for welfare of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities located at RK Mission Road, Birubari and gave an LED TV as Diwali gift.
The Commissionerate also enlightened the school children about the Supreme Court’s verdict besides sharing the guidelines for celebrating the Diwali in an eco-friendly manner. “Now, what is needed is a wider spread of the message and tangible action on the ground to mitigate the situation, which is absolutely possible through collective means,” the communiqué added.