SHILLONG: The piles of plastics and other waste gathered by the CRPF jawans on Tuesday morning points to the callous attitude of visitors to Golf Links – a popular tourist destination here. Plastics and other waste collected in an hour nearly filled a mini truck. Over 200 CRPF officers and jawans led by the Inspector General North East Frontier Prakash D carried out the drive that impressed upon the local people and the tourists on the necessity of keeping clean the golf course and its surroundings.
During the cleaning process which is part of the ‘Swatch Hai Seva’ initiative, the CRPF Inspector General was surprised to see no garbage bins on the fringes of the golf course, a reason for the accumulated waste there. “In fact, we have already asked the Shillong Municipality to have garbage bins on vantage points; and this time again it’s about time we reminded them to ensure that the waste are thrown in bins,” Prakash said during an interaction with The Sentinel.
The CRPF Inspector General said, “This is a beautiful city. We should endeavour to keep it clean and green.”
Pynthormukhra: Officers and jawans of the North Eastern Sector of CRPF On Wednesday carried out a drive to clear the Pynthormukhra area here of plastic and filth. Around 200 men participated in the exercise. Prakash D., IGP, North Eastern Sector CRPF, Shillong started the campaign. Vinay Kumar Rai, DIG, NES, Manoj Kumar, Commandant-NES, Sunit Varshney, 2-IC, 67 Bn , Ravi Ranjan, 2-IC, 67 Bn, other officers and men of NES HQ and 67 Bn CRPF were also present. A half-truck load of plastic, paper, empty bottles, and other waste materials were collected and disposed off in the Municipal dumping ground.
On this occasion, IGP Prakash also mentioned about the ‘Clean India’ dream of Mahatma Gandhi and also insisted upon the public about our duties and responsibilities to keep the surroundings and environment clean and to contribute in making the “Swachh Bharat” mission possible. The main purpose behind this exercise was to awaken the feeling of cleanliness among the general public. The IGP complimented the officers and men and said that such campaigns will be undertaken in future also, a release stated.