SILCHAR, Oct 25 � It seems Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s �Swachh Bharat Abhiyan� is inspiring a lot of people around the country to go on cleanliness drives. Carrying on the mission for a cleaner India by 2019, many Kali Puja committees here adopted it as their theme this year. From the eastern end of the town to the southern part, idols replicating Prime Minister Narendra Modi and common people with brooms in hand and cleaning the surroundings attracted huge crowds on the Diwali night.
Enthused by the campaign, members of the Devi Shakti Aradhana Club at Rangirkhari said that the Swachh Bharat Mission, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been welcomed by all. Asked as to why they chose the theme, members Miton Roy, Siddhartha Roy, Himagshu Kar and Jatan Roy said that if the roads and surroundings were kept clean, India would be a cleaner country. �The dream is possible if the authority responsible for keeping a town or city clean can enlist the cooperation of the people and a proper garbage disposal system is put into place,� the club members echoed. They said that they had participated in the campaign and would continue to keep their localities clean and free from trash.
Similar reactions came from Udiyaman Club members who also went on a cleanliness drive at their puja pandal. The pandal is located opposite the first Link Road. Buru Das, the club secretary, said the campaign was meant for the common people. �We wanted to spread the message that each individual must realise his or her role in keeping the city clean,� he added.
Meanwhile, other pandals with relevant motifs like gauge conversion and environment protection and enduring images like chameleon, Kashmir�s Dal Lake and the marriage of Lord Shiva with Goddess Parvati drew devotees and puja revellers. The whole town was decorated with bright, dazzling lights. As in the previous years, devotees thronged the Janiganj Puja Pandal � one of the major attractions during the Kali Puja.
It was a peaceful Diwali as no report of any untoward incident was received from any part.