DIBRUGARH, Oct 2 - The city here was witness to a series of events on the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of the father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
The district administration, civil societies, educational institutions, industries and several other social organisations marked the day by carrying out mass cleaning of surroundings in different parts of the municipal area here.
The district administration organised the two-kilometre run to all four sides from the Chowkidinghee intersection point as part of the �Fit India Plogging Run�. Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha inaugurated and took part in the plog run himself. About 200 students, teachers and conscious citizens of the town took part in the plogging run and cleaned the streets as they proceeded onward. The district sports department, Dibrugarh District Sports Association (DDSA), Cricket Club of Dibrugarh also took part in the event.
In conformity with the occasion, Jyoti Lalita Kanoi Foundation in association with All India Marwari Yuva Manch today launched a movement to stop single use plastic by distributing sustainable shopping bags to the general public. The movement was launched at Surajmal Jalan Balika Shiksha Sadan by Deputy Commisisoner Pallav Gopal Jha.
Besides Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Dutta, Principal of DHSK College, State�s Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission Dr Sashi Kanta Saikia, chairperson of Jyoti Lalita Kanoi Foundation Jyoti Prasad Kanoi and several others spoke on the importance of cleanliness during the launch of the movement.
Akhara Ghar, a drama group also took active part in the campaign through street plays in several busy junctions of the town. The drama troupe led by Ashim Sharma displayed street drama at Thana Chariali, Amollapatty and Chowkidinghee. The theme of the drama was to make Dibrugarh plastic free.
Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) management also joined hands on this cleanliness campaign today and resolved to make BCPL and its surrounding area single use plastic free zone including the CISF township. As part of this campaign, the management organised a massive drive for single use plastic waste collection and segregation. The major drive was undertaken at Borborooah market and all the employees of BCPL, CISF contingent, Borborooah Police and local people participated in the programme.