RANGIA: The Swachhata Rath Yatra, launched to mark 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebration, will make the people of our district more aware about cleanliness, hygiene, need of proper waste disposal and sanitation, said District Development Commissioner, Kamrup, Narsing Bey while welcoming the 'Swachhata Rath' to Kamrup district on Thursday, taken out under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) (SBM-G) to create public awareness about cleanliness across the State.
He also wished for the success of every programme undertaken by SBM-G to celebrate 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav'. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's Independence, the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, under the Ministry of Jal Shakti, Government of India, has also undertaken various programmes like other departments.
As a part of the year-long programme which started on August 15, 2021, the SBM-G has undertaken fortnightly programmes titled 'Satyagraha Se Swachhagraha Rath Yatra' and 'Swachhata Hi Sewa' from Wednesday. Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Minister for Public Health Engineering Department, officially launched the programme at a function held at NEDFi House in Guwahati on Wednesday.
The minister also flagged off the 'Swachhata Rath' which is designed with information on cleanliness to create more awareness about open defecation free sustainability and cleanliness in the entire State. The 'Swachhata Rath' reached the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup on Thursday. After that the Rath moved to various places in the district like Changsari Bazar, Baihata Chariali, Bihdiya Chowk, Dagaon Chowk, Kamalpur Chowk, Kendukona Bazar, Rangiya Society Chowk, Rangiya Tiniali and Tulsibari.