GUWAHATI, Oct 25 - On the occasion of Diwali, Governor Professor Jagdish Mukhi will light a large diya on the bank of the Dighalipukhuri here on Saturday evening. The diya is 8 feet in diameter and 2 feet in height with a capacity of holding about 1,000 litres of oil. It is an initiative of Max Cement.
The diya has been set up under the �Ek Diya Prakriti Ke Naam� initiative with the objective to inspire people to discard single-use plastic from society. The campaign is designed and initiated by digital news outlet TIME8. The diya will be lit in the presence of various social activists, spiritual leaders, celebrities and other noted personalities.
The Assam Tourism Development Corporation and Kamrup (M) district administration have extended support to the initiative and are actively participating in promoting the cause of the initiative.