NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Oct 2 - The Lakhimpur district administration today held a two-km plogging in the morning here. The plogging was in commemoration with the 150th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation.
The �Fit India plogging� was flagged off by Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B in presence of officials of the district administration, police, teachers and students of various institutions at A-Team field of North Lakhimpur Govt. HS School. Prior to launching the programme, the Deputy Commissioner paid glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation by garlanding his statute at Gandhi Park at North Lakhimpur.
Lakhimpur SP Harekishna Nath and other officials of the district and police administration also participated in the plogging programme. The North Lakhimpur Municipal Board, students and teachers of North Lakhimpur College, Lakhimpur Girls College, Lakhimpur Commerce College, Lakhimpur Kendriya Mahavidyalaya, North Lakhimpur Govt School, North Lakhimpur Girls� HS School, Lakhimpur Academy HS School, Nakari HS School, Panindra Vidyalaya, Lakhimpur Town High School and Kakoi High School and NSS volunteers participated in the programme. Organisations like Lakhimpur Lions Club, Marwari Yuva Manch and several others also participated in the plogging programme and distributed hand gloves, face masks and head covers to the participants. The participants apart from running the designated two km route also collected plastic waste and other garbage exhibiting the message of cleanliness. Later, in a separate function the Marwari Yuv Manch distributed garbage bins among the public to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was also observed by District Legal Service Authority, Lakhimpur in North Lakhimpur today.
Meanwhile ex-Education minister and ex-Bihpuria MLA Premadhar Borah sat for a protest demanding provincialisation of the school of visually impaired at Bihpuria. The veteran politician sat for a protest along with the students and teachers of the school along with the public. It may be recalled that the Asom Andha Sishu Vidyalaya in Bihpuria, the first of its kind in entire north Assam was founded on Gandhi Jayanti, fifty years ago in 1969. The sit-in demonstration was staged in front of the statute of Mahatma Gandhi near Bihpuria Municipal Office this morning. The school which has entered its golden jubilee year still has a lot of problems including non-provincialisation of the upper sections of the classes, shortage of equipment and infrastructure.