GUWAHATI: ‘Park and Ride’ - a tourist car parking facility with a park and provision for clean drinking water has been developed by NRL in Bogori Range of Kaziranga National Park (KNP) near the elephant riding point as part of its CSR activities, a press release stated.
The facility was inaugurated on Tuesday on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and the concluding day of Swachhta Hi Seva(SHS) campaign spearheaded by the Central Govt. from September 15 to October 2. NRL MD S K Barua did the honours in presence of a gathering of 250 people including Director (Technical) NRL BJ Phukan; Divisional Forest Officer, Eastern Assam Wild Life Division Rohini Ballave Saikia, senior officials of NRL and Forest Department, prominent members of the civil society, representatives of Jeep Safari Association, KNP; Wild Life Trust of India etc.
MD NRL SK Barua, in his address expressed NRL’s willingness to take up more such developmental works in the future. DFO, Eastern Assam Wild Life Division Rohini Ballave Saikia in his speech thanked NRL for the gesture which he said was another positive development towards making Kaziranga National Park - the pride of Assam and famous as the abode of the highest number of one horned; more tourist friendly.
As part of fortnight long Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, NRL carried out several activities including mass cleanliness drive at public places, street play during busy hours at market, cleaning of iconic place viz. Mahabhairav Temple at Tezpur, Deo-Pani temple at Golaghat , Baba Than at Numaligarh and wall paintings of two schools at Numaligarh area with art on Swachhta etc.
NRL also undertook several programmes in the capital city of Guwahati as part of SHS. A plantation drive and art competition amongst students of Sankardev Vidya Niketan in R. G Baruah Road was organised where NRL officials exhorted on the importance of cleanliness and urged the students and teachers present to join the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign 2018 and be part of the nationwide Swachh Bharat Mission as India prepares to become clean and open defecation free by October 2, 2019.