BAIHATA CHARIALI, Oct 8 - Satyabrat Kalita, MLA of Kamalpur LAC, recently visited the Haldha-Sahan village located at the border of Kamrup and Darrang districts and appreciated the initiatives of the public to keep their village clean and make it a model one.
The villagers have been taking initiatives to make the village, one of the cleanest villages in the State, for the last couple of months and everyday they spare some time from their daily works to clean the village. The girls and women of the village initially began this drive by installing one bamboo basket-cum-dustbin on the roads in front of each house and the public places. Later, the male members of the village also started cooperating with them and they have now installed name plates of each family head. Through their drive using banners and posters, they also appeal to the public to ban the use of plastic and polythene, encourage the masses to use LED bulbs to save power, prevent movement of stray cattle, and avoid the habit of consumption of liquor, etc.
On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, the villagers organised a public meeting, which was attended by the MLA of the constituency. Anowara Begum, the captain-in-chief of the move, explained the aims and objectives of their vision, public support and the cooperation of her team towards the mission, highlighting the myriad problems of the villagers especially the lack of drinking water facilities in the village.
The MLA said the public initiative is really praiseworthy and it should be an inspiration for other villages. He announced allocation of Rs 2 lakh to the village from his MLA LAD fund to construct a public toilet. Moreover, he also assured the public that different authorities of rural development of the State government would visit the village shortly and take steps to mitigate their problems.
Earlier, the MLA also took part in a cleanliness drive organised at Singarpara led by Dhan Baishya, a social worker and adviser of �Satya Sena�, where more than a hundred people, including school and college students of the area, took part.