ITANAGAR, Oct 1: Cleanliness drives were held across the state on the eve of the third anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Misison.
At Itanagar, the Itanagar Municipal Council (IMC) organised a social service at Itafort and State Museum on Sunday.
On Itanagar achieving the 216th rank in the country in cleanliness, Chief Municipal Executive Officer, Habung Lampung said that it was due to the increased and positive participation of citizens. He also appealed to everyone to transform Itanagar and help the city reach the top 50 spot in 2018.
Deputy Chief Councilor of Itanagar Municipal Council, Tarh Nachung also dwelt on the importance of public participation and urged the public to continue cooperating with the IMC in keeping the city clean.
Several government officials and local residents participated in the drive.
IMC Councilor of Ward-8, Donik Tayu also organised mass social service in his ward area from Kingcup School to Minister Bungalow in Niti Vihar. Over 100 residents of the ward cleared drainage system and cleared jungles.
At Ziro, the Gram Smridhi Evam Sawachhata Pakhwada cleanliness fortnight from October 1 to 15 and Mission Antyodaya under Lower Subansiri district was launched on Sunday by Ziro Deputy Commissioner Kemo Lollen, in presence of district officers and staff of DRDA Ziro.
The DC exhorted all to make cleanliness a habit at home and outside for a healthier society and the country as the success of the Swachhta programme would depend on each one of us.
DRDA PD and nodal officer of the programme, Toko Audil elaborated on details and daily schedule of the programme. He said that the core area of the programme would be villages, and requested the Panchayat members and officers concerned to mobilise all for successful conduct of the program.
At Banderdewa, Urban Development and Land Management Minister Nabam Rebia joined the cleanness drive at Banderdewa, organised by IMC Councillor Tai Tassung, and saw the participation of a large number of shopkeepers, drivers of commercial vehicles, police personnel, IMC workers, ward members, public leaders and government officials.
Three IMC vehicles were used to dispose the garbage which was collected from the drains, market area and from in and around Banderdewa Police Checkgate.
At Bhalukpong, volunteers and executive members of Aka Elite Society and local youths of Bhalukpong Township on Sunday participated in the cleanliness drive in and around the Lumum waterfalls, a tourist attraction spot.
The participants also planted trees for beautification of the waterfall, which was received from the Tippi Range Forest Office.
At Parsuram Kund, Shresta Swachhata, a mass cleanliness drive under Swachta Hi Seva campaign (sanitation), was organized at Parsuram Kund, wherein Art & Culture Minister Dr Mohesh Chai joined hands to create awareness and educate people on the importance of cleanliness.
On the occasion, the awards for “Best Worker” and “Cleanest Office” went to Urban Development and the Office of Deputy Director (Agriculture) respectively. The awards presented by Dr Chai were in recognition of their services to keep their office premises and surroundings clean and hygienic, thus contributing to make Swach Bharat Abhiyan a success.
At Pangin, the Department of Tourism, Siang in collaboration with PHE&WS Pangin division and District Administration on Sunday organized a social service under Swachhta Hi Seva to clean the Kekar Monying, the historical place where the 4th and last Anglo-Abor War took place.
The day-long cleanliness drive was joined by various womenfolk, NGOs, students and public of Babuk, Rottung and Sissen villages.
At Anjaw, the Swachhta Pakhwada (Cleanliness fortnight) under the Swachhta Abhiyan was launched in Anjaw on Sunday. Mass cleanliness drive will be organized in the entire district during the cleanliness fortnight (Oct 1 to 15).
The District Administration appealed to the people, including all the government and private/public schools to keep their surrounding neat and clean.
At Pasighat, a mass cleanliness drive was carried out at Komlighat on Sunday, wherein Member of Parliament (MP) Ninong Ering joined hands with others to clean the Siang river yard.
Hundreds of people participated in the three-hour-long cleanliness drive bringing a visible change to the riverfront.
Ering lauded the team spirit and zeal shown for the mission for Clean and Green East Siang under the ongoing Swachhta Hi Sewa Campaign.
The Swachhta pledge was also administered to the students on the occasion by Dean of CHF (CAU) Dr, A K Pandey, who also asked the students to spread the message of the cleanliness in the society.
The last leg of “Shreeshtha Swachhata” under Swachhta Hi Seva Programme was organized in collaboration with the District Administration, 186 CRPF, Pasighat Municipality ward no. 2, 6, & 10 & CHF(CAU),Pasighat.
At Tawang, a cleanliness drive was organized on Sunday at the world famous Gaden Namgyal Lhatse Monastery, popularly known as Tawang Monastery as part of Shreshta Swachhata of the ongoing Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign.
The participation ranged from monks to government officials, PRI Members, public leaders, NGOs and public. Appreciating the effort of the government to provide sanitation facilities to its citizens, Abbot of Tawang Monastery called upon everyone to create an environment of cleanliness.
Reflecting on the importance of cleanliness from tourism point of view, local MLA Tsering Tashi said that if same spirit continues the day is not far when Tawang would be known for its cleanliness.
DC Tawang Sang Phuntsok also highlighted the importance of waste segregation and explained how segregating degradable from non-degradable waste can make a difference.
The drive was organized by the department of PHED led by CE (Sanitation), PHE & WS Er Toko Jyoti.
Similar cleanliness drives were also carried out in the entire township including markets, offices and residential areas under the initiative of the Department of Urban Development and Housing.
At Jang, a massive drive was conducted at Nuranang Waterfall and from Sela Pass to Nuranang Trout Hatchery to III Bridge (Simteng).
At Aalo, in mark of “Swachhata Hi Sewa Mission”, the Shrestha Swachhata Day was observed in West Siang district by organizing social service at Donyi Polo Mandir, cleaning of Yomgo river at various stretches involving HoDs, NGOs, students and NSS volunteers from SFS College, Aalo.