HAILAKANDI, July 6 - �Cleanliness must be an integral part of our lives and a movement must be build up to make Hailakandi one of the cleanest districts of India,� said Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi, Adil Khan on Wednesday.
Inaugurating a district-level training programme under Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) organised by the Public Health Engineering, Hailakandi division at Rabindra Bhawan in Hailakandi town, Khan appealed to the members of PRIs, students, social workers, mediapersons and people from all walks of life to work relentlessly towards creating an enabling environment to make Hailakandi a clean and green district of India.
Khan said all out efforts must be made towards the cleanliness campaign launched across the country. �There was a time when the satyagrahis at the clarion call of Mahatma Gandhi plunged headlong into freeing the country from the yoke of British imperialism. And now is the time for the swacchagrahis to spearhead the cleanliness movement to free the country from dirt and filth,� said Khan.
Terming the Swachh Bharat Mission a pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Khan said the swacchagrahis must plunge into the cleanliness movement to translate the Prime Minister�s dream into reality. In this context, the Deputy Commissioner said that each and every citizen must be conscious enough to ensure cleanliness.
Khan disclosed that many Individual Household Latrines (IHHLs) built under the Swachh Bharat Mission have been damaged due to the recent flood and a survey is on following which repair and renovation of the toilets would be carried out.
Executive Engineer, PHE, AB Choudhury said the department has taken a slew of initiatives to educate and create awareness on cleanliness among the villagers and tea garden workers.
PHE consultant, Abdul Khaleque Laskar also spoke on the occasion. SDO, PHE, Akhlas Ahmed, Nodal Officer, Partha Sarathi Gupta and MIS consultants, Biswajit Bhattacharjee, Ramapada Chakraborty and Saswati Bhattacharjee were present.
The event was attended by around 500 swacchagrahis, anganwadi and ASHA workers. Leaflets and pamphlets on different aspects of cleanliness were distributed. Awareness on cleanliness through drama and songs was also organised with several artistes taking part in them.