FROM A CORRESPONDENT
HAFLONG, May 13: Haflong, the only hill station of the State in true sense and considered to be the Switzerland of east for its scenic beauty and its diverse inhabitants having distinctive tradition and rich culture—conscious citizen here feel—is gaining its lost beauty following restoration of peace.
“Due to insurgency problems, the development activities in the district had come to a standstill but off late the people of Dima Hasao spontaneously striving for bringing peace followed by development in and around Haflong and have made it an important tourist destition,” said a senior citizen here.
Recently local NGO “Make A Difference” (MaD) in collaboration with Save Our Lake (SOUL) launched a week long awareness campaign with various activities like cleaning the Haflong Lake, plantation, meetings, various competitions among the students which received spontaneous participation.
The camping was participated by almost all the people of Haflong including senior citizens, stakeholders including the security persols and many more. The departments like Forest and Environment, town committee and others took pledge to work for keeping the Haflong lake clean and beautiful.
Meanwhile, the departments like PWD, Tourism, Town and Country planning have taken initiative for beautification of Haflong town by constructing park, footpath etc. It may be mentioned here that the North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council has also extended support in this venture to make Haflong as well as the district of Dima Hasao a best place for tourism.
The Assam Rifle stationed at Haflong in addition to its normal activities like counter insurgency has also contributed a lot for the benefit of the people of the district. During the “Revival of Haflong lake week” more than hundred jawans took part in the cleanliness drive.
Today on the occasion of spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s birth day, the Art of Living launched a cleanliness drive at Halfong lake from 7am to 11 am.