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Cleanliness should start from home: Lyngdoh

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Sep 2016 12:00 AM GMT

MAWKYRWAT, Sept 20: “Cleanliness is next to godliness and cleanliness should start from our homes,” South West Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ripr Lyngdoh, said while speaking as a Chief Guest during an awareness programme on Clean and Green Campaign held at Hynniew Shnong Secondary School, Shngimawlein in South West Khasi Hills District on Tuesday. In her speech, Lyngdoh reminds the people about the importance of persol hygiene and its daily application into our life. “We all know that cleanliness is next to godliness but we should remember that cleanliness should start from our homes if we are to keep our environment clean,” she said. “We need to protect and preserve our environment and keep it clean and green,” Lyngdoh said, while urging the people of the area to follow the example of Pyndensakwang, a village known for its cleanliness in the District. Citing example of Sikkim where tree plantation has become a People’s Movement, Lyngdoh said that cleanliness also brings forth prosperity and development in all sphere of life. She expressed hope that this programme will benefit the people of this area with expectation that their participation will bring about a change and prosperity in the district. The Deputy Commissioner also called upon the farmers of the area to visit the Basin Development Unit at Mawkyrwat and register themselves through the Enterprise Facilitation Centre for skills training so that they can improve their livelihood and development. The programme was organised by the office of the Deputy Commissioner, South West Khasi Hills District under the Chief Minister’s Clean and Green Campaign Movement. The programme was also attended by R. Iangrai, Additiol Deputy Commissioner of the District, Dr. Paul Lyngdoh, in-charge of Mawthawpdah Primary Health Centre, N.A. Syiemlieh, President of Hynriew Shnong Area Development & Welfare Organisation, school children and people of Shngimawlein village.

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