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Arunachal: Governor participates in the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Hai’ programme

Keeping our own place and the surroundings clean is our human obligation and social duty: Governor

Keeping the surroundings clean is not the duty of only the municipal workers, but it is a responsibility of every citizen of the State: Governor

segregation is the first step and a mandatory step towards the single-use plastics, i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle: Governor


Itanagar

In run-up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.) participated in the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Hai’ programme on single use ‘Plastic Free India’ at Raj Bhavan, Itanagar on 26th September 2019. He released a documentary, titled ‘Swachh Bharat Initiative at Raj Bhavan’, which was screened on the occasion. The film is conceptualised by the Mrs Neelam Mishra.

The Mrs Neelam Mishra felicitated employees of Raj Bhavan, who have contributed Shramdaan towards Swachh Bharat Mission with cloth bags and cash awards. She also distributed jute bags sponsored by Urban Development Department.

Speaking on the occasion, the Governor said that Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or cleanliness mission is an issue which has so appreciably been taken up now by our  Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. This programme is for the welfare of the people, society and the nation. He said that keeping our own place and the surroundings clean is our human obligation and social duty.

The Governor emphasised on changing the mindset of the people towards keeping the surroundings clean. Keeping the surroundings clean is not the duty of only the municipal workers, but it is a responsibility of every citizen of the State.

The Governor emphasised on segregation of the home waste. He said that segregation is the first step and a mandatory step towards the single-use plastics, i.e. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle.

The Governor urged upon the students and the youth to motivate their friends, peers, parents, and relatives for cleanliness.

Earlier,  J. Basar, State Nodal Officer, Swachh Bharat Mission briefed on the programme. Ms Rinchui Raman, Chief Minister Fellow and Ms Chujip Khoinya, Assistant Professor, Law College, Jote presented PowerPoint presentations on Hazards of Plastic and e-waste. A documentary film on ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Hai’ campaign in Arunachal Pradesh produced by the Department of Urban Development was screened on the occasion.

Later, a demonstration of Waste Segregation Procedure was conducted by officials of Itanagar Municipal Council and members of Self Help Groups.

Self Help Groups of Itanagar Municipal Council, officials and staff of Raj Bhavan, Itanagar, officers from Urban Development and students from Government Schools attended the programme.

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