Hailakandi: Along with the rest of the country, Hailakandi district too paid solemn tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th birth anniversary on Wednesday. In the wee hours, Fit India Plogging Run cum Swachhta Rally kicked off from the Deputy Commissioner’s office and traversed through NS Road, Old Hospital Road, Kalibari Point and culminated at Gandhighat. Scores of participants while running picked up litter along the way. The rally was organized by the Hailakandi Municipal Board. Another plogging run was organised by District Sports Office in association with an NGO, Peace and Humanity Foundation in the morning hours.
Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli, Additional Deputy Commissioner EL Faihraem, Executive Officer, Hailakandi Municipal Board, Prodip Timung, Inspector of Schools, Rajiv Kumar Jha and other officials paid floral tribute at the life-size statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Gandhighat. People from all walks of life also paid tributes to the Mahatma.
DC, Jalli administered the pledge to the citizens and school students to devote themselves for a clean and healthy Hailakandi. In her address, Jalli gave a clarion call to the citizens to make Hailakandi free of single-use plastic.
Jalli also formally launched the Angikaar scheme under PMAY Housing for All (U) in the presence of selected beneficiaries. Prizes were also given away by the dignitaries to the winners of wall painting competition on the occasion.
Namrup: As part of Gandhi Jayanti celebration, the Santak Army Camp under the aegis of Dao Division organized a voluntary blood donation camp on Wednesday. The camp was organized with the support of the local members of the village council and VDPs to save the life of people suffering from Thalassemia disease. More than 40 people donated blood, including two women. The blood donation camp was in series of the various community events being conducted by the Army as part of Operation Sadbhavana.
Till now a total of 70 units of blood had been provided to the government hospitals. The blood donation camp was aimed at providing medical aid to civilians suffering from various blood related diseases like Thalassemia, Amyloidosis, Anemia, Hemophilia and Leukemia. The camp witnessed an active participation from youths, elderly men and women from the Bihubore Gram Panchayat of the Charaideo district of Assam.
Three medical specialists from Army, including an Army doctor and two specialists along with nursing staff from the civil administration, were present to ensure the smooth conduct of the event. The Army personnel and the locals volunteered to donate blood during the camp. A total of 40 units of blood were collected during the camp.
Biswanath Chariali: The 150th birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated on Wednesday across the Biswanath district in a fitting manner with various programmes.
Statue of Gandhiji located at Cheniram Das Sishu Udyan was garlanded by Deputy Commissioner Pabitra Ram Khaund. Superintendent of Police Rakesh Roshan and Chief Executive Officer of Sonitpur Zilla Parishad, Diganta Baishya along with other officials and staff of district administration also paid floral tributes.
To mark the occasion, along with rest of the country, Biswanath district administration also organized a Fit India Plogging Run with the tagline of ‘Run for a Plastic Free India’. This run-cleanliness drive- was undertaken by the district administration and the Biswanath Chariali Municipal Board. MLA Biswanath Pramod Barthakur, in presence of Biswanath DC PR Khaund; Superintendent of Police of Biswanath, Rakesh Roshan and chairman of BCMB, Ruli Sarma flagged off the Plogging Run at Biswanath Chariali ASTC bus station where a large number of people comprising officers of various departments, members of police and paramilitary forces, school and college students, teachers, Sports Department officials, and citizens participated actively.
DEMOW: The headmistress, teachers and students of Rajmao Middle English School and CRC Officer took out a procession with placards in order to create awareness on cleanliness among people near Demow in Rajmai on Tuesday. They also conducted a cleanliness drive near Rajmai Chariali, its surrounding areas and bazaar. They urged people to shun the use of single use plastic to make the environment clean and plastic-free.