By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 17: With an objective to make Swachh Bharat Mission a citizen’s movement Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit called upon the conscientious citizens of the State to contribute to make Assam clean, green and open defecation free.
Attending as the chief guest in the valedictory session of Assam Conference on Sanitation (ASCOSAN) 2017 at Veteriry College Field, Khapara today the Governor said a clean and green Assam will be the perfect tribute to the sanitation conference which has vowed to make Assam clean and Open Defecation Free.
Purohit requested all the people of the state to contribute to achieve a clean environment and exhibit a sense of responsibility for making the State clean and green. Stressing the need of cleanliness drives, Purohit said cleanliness drives are a wonderful opportunity for people’s participation and act as a force multiplier to raise awareness on the importance of cleanliness in one’s life.
The Governor said, “ture has given us in abundance and therefore we should all try our best to preserve the ture and keep the water and air pollution free.” He also added that all the shop keepers should place a big dustbin outside their shops so that all the garbage are thrown in the dustbin and is not littered.
The Governor emphasized the importance to garbage disposal and asked the PHE Department to see to the viability and chalk out plans to use garbage as a useful resource like converting garbage into electricity. Also sufficient research should be carried out in this regard. He also assured to support the mission in every possible way.
The Governor hailed the efforts of all the Deputy Commissioners and their team and local people in their quest to make Assam Open Defecation Free.
Present on the occasion, the PHE Minister Rihon Daimari said that everyone should gear up and take the project as a challenge and work relentlessly to make it a success.
State Chief Secretary VK Pipersenia said: “We should all contribute to make Assam the cleanest state of the country and in this regard asked the Deputy Commissioners to organize similar Swachh Bharat Mela in their respective districts and create awareness amongst all sections of the society.” PHE Principal Secretary Hemanta rzary, Chief of UNICEF North East Tushar Rane, Additiol Secretary PHE and Mission Director Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) Siddharth Singh, deputy commissioners of various districts, along with a host of other dignitaries, were also present in the occasion.