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Cleaning drive held on Gandhi Jayanti

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, Oct 2: On the occasion of the Gandhi Jayanti, a cleaning drive campaign was organised by the office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District today at Police Bazar today.

The occasion coincided with the first anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Meghalaya Governor, V Shanmugathan graced the occasion as the chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Shanmugathan said that Gandhiji had a vision, that of making India the cleanest country.

“We should bring about a practical shape to those visions and make it into reality; let us all come out and clean Shillong, let us clean Meghalaya and let’s make Meghalaya the cleanest State in the country”, he said.

Meghalaya Home Minister, Roshan Warjri in her address said that everyone should imbibe the spirit of non-violence and take on the initiative of spreading the message of peace and unity to the fellow citizens.

“Cleaning should not only be done on certain occasions but it has to be done every day as part of daily exercise” Warjri said.

Meghalaya Chief Secretary, PBO Warjri said that one must not always expect sweepers to do the job, and as citizens should also take up the initiative of keeping the surroundings clean.

“That’s the purpose of the clean campaign,” he added.

During the programme, the Governor and other dignitaries placed garlands on the photo of Mahatma Gandhi followed by a floral tribute to the Father of the tion.

Later on, Shanmugathan administered the Swachhta Pledge and gave away the citations and cash awards to the cleanest localities of Shillong.

Meanwhile, a cleaning drive cum awareness programme to observe the Green Campaign Day under the Chief Minister Green Campaign movement was held today at Mawngap Market area, East Khasi Hills District.

The programme was organised by the Mawphlang C &RD Block in collaboration with the office of ‘U Lyngdoh ka Hima Mawphlang and NESFAS” and supported by Khrawsing Christian College and Seng Samla Mawngap.

Parliamentary Secretary, KC Khyriem who is also the local MLA grace the occasion as the chief guest.

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