GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation took up an elaborate �Swasata se Divyata� programme for keeping the environment clean on October 18 in the Kumarpara Pachali area of the city, said a press release issued here today.
The programme started with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp at 9.30 am by Md Taufik Ahmed, Khadim of Hajo Poa Macca, who emphasised the need to keep the environment clean. He also honoured few Safai Karmis of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) with gamusa and distributed Tulsi seedlings among them.
The opening remark was given by Dr Balen Das, an eminent zoologist and educationist of Assam.
In the meeting, Nazreen Ahmed, Joint Secretary (Industries), Government of Assam, spoke on the importance of keeping the environment clean. She also honoured some Safai Karmis of the GMC on the occasion.
A massive procession to create awareness for a clean environment was taken out in the Kumarpara area, which was participated by more than hundred of participants, including children.
The whole programme was conceptualised and conducted by Satyen Sarma, president of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh, added the release.