GUWAHATI, Aug 17 - The City Mission Management Unit of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) under the Assam State Urban Livelihoods Mission Society has undertaken an initiative for widespread awareness among masses on building a new India by 2022 in commemoration of the Quit India Movement of 1942.
�The unit under the guidance of GMC Commissioner Monalisa Goswami organised 20 �Sankalp se Siddhhi� processions in different wards of Guwahati in which poor urban women�s self-help groups (SHGs) and their federations known as Area Level Federations participated,� Rup Jyoti Borah, City Project Manager, said.
The initiative was launched with rallies at various locations with flag hoisting, followed by a march on major roads of the city on Independence Day. �The themes and pledges of a new India by 2022 were sworn by all members of the procession to make a new India that is dirt-free, poverty-free, corruption-free, terrorism-free, communalism-free and caste-free. Citizens also joined in the rallies enthusiastically and expressed satisfaction with the involvement of poor SHGs in the awareness campaign,� he added.
Apart from processions, a number of participants also undertook cleanliness drives in many locations like Kamakhya, Six Mile, etc., to keep their wards and localities clean and hygienic.
The Deendayal Antodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihood Mission is the parent mission which aims to reduce urban poverty through measures like SHG formation, skill training and employment to poor unemployed youths, self-employment programmes, etc.