Swachh Sunder Sauchalaya Day was organized and celebrated today here at Banquet Hall, Itanagar, by Public Health Engineering & Water Supply Department.
Swachh Sunder Sauchalaya Day, an event to celebrate and felicitate the Household beneficiaries and Sarpanch for their outstanding contribution towards recently concluded ‘Swachh Sunder Sauchalaya’ contest held in 2018 under SBM(G) was organized and celebrated today here at Banquet Hall, Itanagar, by Public Health Engineering & Water Supply Department.
The event is a part of ongoing nationwide celebration of Swachh Mahotsav 2019 being celebrated by The Ministry of Jal Shakti.
At the ceremony, Top 10 household beneficiaries where honored for their Best painted toilet under Swachh Sunder Sauchalaya painting competition held during the last financial year where 1.34 crore toilet were painted all over India, along with 10 sarpanch, who were also awarded for their outstanding contribution. Moreover, 3 Best Performing Districts were awarded namely Tawang, Namsai and West Siang districts.
Wangki Lowang, Minister, PHE&WS Department while speaking to the gathering as the chief guest, stressed the importance of sanitation and emphasised the need to take responsibility to convert this movement as “Jan Andolaan”, and change the mind-set of public.
He requested the media house to play vital and proactive role in spreading the messages of health and hygiene in every nook and corner of our State and thus contribute in the overall progress of cleanliness in our State. Congratulating the awardees, he gave away the mementos along with certificate to the best household beneficiaries, best performing Sarpanch and the best performing districts namely under Swachh Sunder Sauchalaya contest 2018.
The ceremony was initiated with opening remarks by Ranphoa Ngowa, IFS Additional Secretary, (PHE & WS), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh who welcomed all the delegates, field functionaries and beneficiaries. Along with the Dr. Tapsaya Raghav, IAS Deputy Commissioner Namsai, Shri Bekir Nyorak, ADC Tawang and Cheechung Chukhu, EAC Aalo. Moreover, NGO’s like APWWS and Child Welfare Committee, Itanagar, also attended the event. Few of the Swachhata Champions, field functionaries, Sarpanch, Special invitees also shared their experiences and success stories.
Amongst others the ceremony was attend by Sentum Yomcha, Mission Director, SBM (G) who gave a brief speech on the importance of the day and also highlight the achievement of the mission till date. Tomo Basar, Chief Engineer (E/Z), PHE & WS Department appreciated the Team Sanitation for organizing the day in tandem with the nation within a short period of time. He also stressed on the grave issue of the depleting water sources in the State and the need to make “Water to all” a mass movement, like Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen). He further ended with the note of vote of thanks.