GUWAHATI, April 12 - Swachhata Pakhwada which started on April 1 to undertake initiatives for ensuring cleanliness in offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India came to an end today with a closing function at Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory at Six Mile here, stated a press release issued here today.
During the celebration, all the staff of Regional Drugs Testing Laboratory, Guwahati along with all officials of the Deputy Drugs Controller (1), CDSCO Sub Zone, Guwahati, Regional Office for Health & Family Welfare (RoHFW), Guwahati and National Tobacco Testing Laboratory (NTTL), Guwahati took a pledge that they would remain committed towards cleanliness and voluntarily work for cleanliness, devoting 100 hours per year for this purpose.
The objective of Swachhata Pakhwada was to ensure that a clean and healthy working environment prevails in the laboratories and offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India.
During the fortnight, steps were taken to ensure that standard operating procedures (SOP) laid down for government offices were followed by recycling and reprocessing of wastes and establish a system in offices for cleanliness.
As part of the Swachhata Pakhwada, 'Shramdan' activity and a campaign with banners were also undertaken.
In the concluding function held here today, KK Choudhury, Regional Director, CBSE, Guwahati; Dr Anup Kumar Barman, Director, Medical Education, Government of Assam and Parthapratim Hazarika, Assistant Editor, The Assam Tribune spoke about various aspects of cleanliness at workplaces.
Three officials were identified for their outstanding performance during the Swachhata Pakhwada and awarded financially at the function.