SUALKUCHI, Nov 12 � An anti-plastic drive was launched on Sunday by Sarathi, Sualkuchi a social voluntary organisation. Sarathi, Sualkuchi was formed in 2011 and has since then planting saplings in some public places of Sualkuchi.
Sunday�s drive included street drama, ojapali, release of hoardings etc., to create an awareness among the people. A street drama, Sundar prthibir Sandhanat written By Bikash Kalita and directed by Pankaj Bharali was staged at different places while an ojapali directed by Bhupen Das was presented by minor girls students to draw the attention of the masses to the demerits of using plastic bags of different colours. The street drama and ojapali were presented at Sualkuchi Bazar chowk, Napara bus stand, Keotpara Belortal, Bhatipara chowk and Pukhuripara chowk. In the midst of the drama, Dr Parashmani Das, Professor, Pragjyotish College and Pramod Chandra Baishya, retired vice principal, Nalbari College, told the people as to how the mass use of plastic bags affects human beings as well as the flora and fauna.
Earlier, Dr Debabrata Baishya, head of the Department of Bio-engineering, Gauhati University inaugurated a big hoarding depicting precautionary measures against the use of plastic bags. Jogendra Bharali, president of Sarathi called upon the people to avoid plastic bags and save the world from pollution and water crisis.