Silchar, July 31: Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS) along with two NGOs Saksham and Silchar Leo Club embarked on a noble journey to create awareness on cleanliness as per the directive of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, government of India. JSS organized Swachhata Pakhwada Programme ‘Skill Se Sampurn Swachhata’ from July 16 to July 30. In this regard, a conclusion session of the programme was conducted in the conference hall of Cachar Zila Parishad office of this town on Tuesday afternoon. The session began on a different note.
Chief Guest, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Dr S Lakshmanan read out a pledge that people would devote at least 2 hours per week to clean their surroundings and environment. He said that it is not just enough to take an oath, individual behavioural change is necessary. “We should not litter public places. These should be treated as temples. Our attitude makes the difference. Paan chewing people have a bad habit of spitting here and there. They should abstain from such dirty and unclean habits. Even the walls of my office have been stained. JSS is doing a fine job. It is exemplary and exceptional,” Dr S Lakshmanan added.
The Deputy Commissioner also advised to refrain from using plastics. Madhumita Choudhury, CEO, Cachar Zila Parishad, Silchar, said that cleansing of the minds and the hearts of the people is equally important. “Children should be taught to inculcate in themselves clean habits,” she pointed out. Shonit Kumar Barman regretfully said that Silchar is one of the dirtiest places he had ever seen. “It is a pity that people do not learn from their mistakes,” he said. Among others who spoke at the occasion included Haran Dey, Dr Prasenjit Ghosh and Dilip Kumar.