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Cleanliness drive on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Oct 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A REPORTER

SHILLONG, Oct 2: To commemorate the 2nd Anniversary of the launch of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the District Administration, East Khasi Hills in collaboration with the Dorbar, Syiem Hima Mylliem on Sunday undertook the cleaning drive at Iewduh, Shillong. The programme was sponsored under the Chief Minster’s Youth for Green Campaign.

Speaking on the occasion as Chief Guest at Iewduh, Meghalaya Governor, V Shanmugathan exhorts the efforts of individuals and various organizations that come together on this day to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Clean India.

He further said that Gandhi’s life symbolizes simplicity, honesty and dedication which need to be inculcated in our day to day life.

He also said that clean body, clean mind and clean surroundings are imperative for a society to progress.

The Governor said that the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, a mission to clean India’s cities and villages launched by the Prime Minister inspired every section of society in every nook and corner of the country to take up cleanliness drive as a tiol mission.

“Cleanliness is an ongoing process. I appealed to all the people involved in the day to day business in the Iewduh market to join hands with the Hima Mylliem and District Administration in its endeavour of keeping the market area clean,” Shanmugathan said.

Later, the Governor led the cleaning drive at the market where all the dignitaries, NCC, Bharat Scout and Guides, NSS and students took part.

Earlier, H Marwein, Additiol Chief Secretary along with the Commissioner and Secretaries DP Wahlang, EP Kharbhih and T Dkhar led the State in paying floral tributes at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the Main Secretariat building premises.

The function at Khlieh Iew, Shillong which was also attended by Roshan Warjri, Health and Family Minister, RV Lyngdoh, Urban Affairs Minister, H Lyngdoh, MDC, Y Tsering, Additiol Chief Secretary, PS Dkhar, Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills, HM Shangpliang, Secretary, Social Welfare Department, M Kharkrang, SP, East Khasi Hills, Paiem Ricky Nelson Syiem, Syiem Hima Mylliem among others.


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