FROM A CORRESPONDENT
GOALPARA, Feb 10: With a view to encourage the residents, Assam Chief Secretary Vinod Kumar Pipersenia on Friday visited the Rangsapara village, some 17 km from here, which has been declared as the Assam’s cleanest village by the Public Health Engineering department.
The chief secretary was accorded warm welcome on his arrival to the village along with his wife and secretary, cultural and tourism department, Ramesh Jain.
JVN Subramanyam, Deputy Commissioner, Goalpara, Ajit rayan Hazarika, chief executive officer, Zila Parishad, Rat Devi, president Balija GP also attended the programme. The programme was anchored by Abdul Mozid, BDO, Balija.
In his speech, the Chief Secretary congratulated the people of the Rangsapara village on achieving the award and appealed them to continue with their cleanliness programme till they become the cleanest village in the world.
He also laid foundation stone of a scheme in the village. Deputy Commissioner JVN Subramanyam also spoke on the occasion and detailed the government facilities provided to the village.
Meanwhile, Roberston Marak, head of the village, informed the media persons that the emphasis on cleanliness was given in the village since 2002. The village is also maintaining prohibition to liquor and drugs and a provision of imposing fine to those who violates the norms. The Rangsapara has two educatiol institutions in the village, one Lower Primary and one Middle English school. However, the literacy rate of the village, which has less than five hundred populations, is only 50%.