GUWAHATI, June 30 � The need for clean and pollution-free cremation grounds, where funerals can be performed in a dignified way, was highlighted today by GMDA Chairperson and MLA Robin Bardoloi.
Speaking at a function to launch an air-conditioned mortuary van donated by the State Bank of India to GLP Social Circle at Bhutnath, Bardoloi appreciated the contribution made by SBI to the cause of public service.
Lauding the role of GLP Social Circle, he revealed his support to electric crematoriums such the one in Nabagraha cremation ground. �Such a facility cuts cost, saves on fuel wood, and also reduces the level of pollution,� he mentioned.
The GMDA Chairperson hoped that GLP Social Circle would be able to launch an electric crematorium at Bhutnath in the days ahead. Funds should not be a problem as a sum of Rs 1 crore has been earmarked for the project.
State Bank of India�s chief general manager, NE circle Rajnish Kumar expressed his organisation�s commitment to carry out socially meaningful activities and hoped that the new service would make the funeral journey honourable and dignified. He praised the GLP Social Circle for �commendable work� in this regard.
Speaking on the occasion, GL Agarwalla of the GLP Social Circle thanked the SBI for providing the air-conditioned mortuary van and added that two more such vans would join the existing�fleet soon.
He pointed out that the air-conditioned vehicle would be particularly useful to transport dead bodies over long distances to places located in neighbouring States like Tripura and Bihar.