Hailakandi, July 5: “Cleanliness must be an integral part of our lives and a movement must be build up to make Hailakandi one of the cleanest districts of India,” said Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan on Wednesday.
Inaugurating a district level training programme under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) organised by the Public Health Engineering, Hailakandi division at Rabindra Bhawan in Hailakandi town, Khan appealed to the members of PRIs, students, social workers, media persons and people from all walks of life to work relentlessly towards creating an enabling environment to make Hailakandi a clean and green district of India.
Khan said all out efforts must be made towards the cleanliness campaign launched across the country. “There was a time when the satyagrahis at the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi plunged headlong into freeing the country from the yoke of British imperialism. And now is the time for the Swacchagrahis to spearhead the cleanliness movement to free the country from dirt and filth,” said Khan.
Terming the Swachh Bharat Mission a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Khan said the Swacchagrahis must plunge into the cleanliness movement to translate the Prime Minister’s dream into reality. In this context, the Deputy Commissioner said that each and every citizen must be conscious enough to ensure cleanliness.
Khan disclosed that many Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) built under the Swachh Bharat Mission have been damaged due to the recent deluge and a survey is on following which repair and renovation of the toilets would be carried out. Executive Engineer, PHE, AB Choudhury said the department has taken a slew of initiatives to educate and create awareness on cleanliness among the villagers and tea garden workers.