JORHAT, Sept 18 - The Swachhata Hi Seva campaign was ceremoniously launched by the Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Gaurav Bothra at a function held at Melamora College in Golaghat district on Saturday.
A press note issued by the Golaghat district administration stated that the function was organised by the District Water and Sanitation Committee and department of Public Health Engineering.
The inaugural function was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner. In his speech, Bothra appealed to the students and locals present to follow the basic principles of sanitation and ensure scientific sanitation facilities in all households and work towards the goal of attaining ODF status, the note said.
He also urged the people to properly dispose off children�s faeces to maintain hygiene and learn basic handwashing techniques and follow proper waste segregation and waste disposal methods.
The note stated that Additional Deputy Commissioner Dhiraj Das, Executive Engineer of PHE Upendra Singh, Assistant Executive Engineer Bijit Dutta, Principal of Melamora College Sanjib Baruah, Principal of Golaghat Junior College Malabika Saikia, Golaghat DIPRO Neena Baruah, officials of the PHE Department, local villagers, gaonburhas, students, teachers and guardians were present at the function.
The movie, Toilet-Ek Prem Katha was also screened as part of the programme, which was followed by a tree plantation drive in the area. Three turtles donated by Khumtai MLA Mrinal Saikia were released into the Turtle Preservation Centre near the college as part of the programme, the note said.
The Swachhata Hi Seva campaign in Golaghat was organised with a view to start a mass movement with the involvement of NGOs, students, teachers, guardians, members of religious institutions, etc., in order to strengthen the efforts of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The campaign plans to engage students as agents of change in taking forward this mass movement, the note stated.
The campaign will culminate on October 2 next, which will mark the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission and mark commencement of Mahatma Gandhi�s 150th birth anniversary.
The Swachh Bharat Mission is based on Mahatma Gandhi�s ideals and his vision of a clean India, the note stated.
Meanwhile, the Agriculture Minister who is an MLA from Bokakhat, launched a piped water supply scheme (PWSS) at No. 1 Borsapori village under Bokakhat division as part of Mission 100, the note stated.
Another PWSS was inaugurated by SDO (Civil) Bokakhat Vivek Shyam at No. 1Tamulipathar village, while a third PWSS was inaugurated at Borbali in Sarupathar, the note concluded.