JORHAT, Jan 8 - As the busts of some venerated personalities of the Freedom Movement adorning the streets of the Tea City here have been caked by dust and grime over the years, a local voluntary organisation with a Gandhian ideology named Mahapurush Madhabdev Foundation has resolved to launch a cleanliness drive at these important public locations.
The Millennium Park in the heart of the city too has accummulated filth and garbage since a long time now.
In an interaction with senior citizens and nonagenarian freedom fighter Prasanna Goswami, a senior office-bearer of the organisation named Ratul Barua said that the busts of Harijan Bandhu Krishna Sharma and Kuladhar Chaliha were gathering dust since several years.
The periphery of the Millennium Park too has turned filthy at certain places. Discarded bottles lie scattered all over the park.
Expressing serious concern over the administration�s negligence in arranging to clean the aforementioned busts and the public park under reference, freedom fighter Prasanna Goswami felt that the sensitive citizens of this culturally and educationally advanced district should make a collaborative effort to compel the local administration, nay the Government, to conduct a cleanliness drive at all the important public places on a regular basis.
�The ideology of our freedom struggle has been relegated to the background by the State Government. Now the Congress party is in power. I request all the sensitive citizens to support Mahapurush Madhabdev Foundation in its noble task of undertaking the proposed cleanliness drive,�said Goswami.
Recounting the immense contributions of Krishnanath Sharma, Kuladhar Chaliha, Rohini Hatibarua, Debeswar Sharma and several other venerated personalities towards the Freedom Movement, Goswami said if the busts and statues of such hallowed personalities are not admired by the local administration and municipality even in a cultural capital like Jorhat, then the new generation will obviously forget them.
Many senior citizens and pleaders, including Probin Goswami, Binanda Barua, Khitish Phukan, Robin Bora and Pradip Bora, among others, felt that the Government should extend all possible support towards the voluntary organisation in its cleanliness drive.