DHUBRI, Sept 19 - Under the initiative of �Swachhata Hi Sewa,� the Dhubri district administration has decided to award the �Best Puja Committee� based on maintenance of cleanliness and hygiene in and around their respective Puja pandals.
It was informed that a four-member panel, headed by ADC Pallav Mazumder, has also been formed by the administration to award the �Cleanest Puja Committee� for maintaining cleanliness and hygiene in pandals by following the norms of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan during the ensuing Puja celebrations.
The Puja committees will be judged based on use of eco-friendly colours, two colour dustbins, avoidance of plastic materials and maintenance of hygiene in the pandals. Under the �Swachhata Hi Sewa� programme, the administration has also decided to award the cleanest village and school on the Gandhi Jayanti.
It may be mentioned here that the programme titled, �Swachhata Hi Sewa,� that will include different activities related to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, was launched recently in the district. The programme was started with an awareness rally from Raja Prabhat Chandra Baruah playground. It was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Dhiraj Chaudhary and officials of different departments, students of educational institutions along with local people participated in the programme.
The participants also took a pledge to keep the town clean. It was also informed that under this programme, different awareness activities will be conducted in the schools throughout the district and gram panchayats.
Moreover, during the Biswakarma Puja celebrations, ADC Pallav Mazumder along with DIPRO, Bikash Sharma and officials of different departments, students of various schools and colleges along with NCC cadets and members of Nehru Yuva Kendra had launched a cleanliness drive inside Dhubri town.
Meanwhile, Balak Simiti Sarbajanin Durga Puja Committee, has adopted the NS Road from Jora Mandir for a year to maintain its cleanliness.