Over 1000 participate in ‘Clean Kel-Panyor River’

Over 1000 participate in ‘Clean Kel-Panyor River’

Staff REPORTER

ITANAGAR, Feb 10: Kel and Panyor rivers on Saturday appeared several quintals lighter of garbage after over thousand volunteers cleaned up the rivers, which flow through the heart of picturesque town of Yazali in Lower Subansiri district.

Over thousand people representing almost all walks of life participated in the campaign ‘Clean Kel-Panyor River’, organized by the Golden Jubilee Yazali Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee under the sponsorship of Swachh Arunachal Mission, GoAP to clean the rivers prior to festival celebration.

Braving the freezing winter morning, the volunteers jumped into the rivers and lifted tonnes of trash accumulated since long time back. Volunteers also cleaned up market, office, educational institutions premises.

General public from Potin, Posa, Pitapool, Yachuli and various other villages also actively participated in the cleanliness drive. SBM team from Itanagar also joined with the Govt officials of Yazali sub-division and students of various schools.

Speaking on the occasion, Yazali ADC J T Obi called upon each and every citizen to maintain cleanliness of their surrounding areas. He emphasized that ‘Swachhta’ shouldn’t be a one-day affair but a habit of daily life.

“The programme was organized to create awareness on keeping the rivers clean by not dumping waste and sewerage into it,” said Toko Jyoti, the festival committee chairman.

“We are overwhelmed by the huge participation in today’s Clean Kel-Panyor River’ campaign,” added Jyoti, who also heads the Swachh Arunachal Mission in the State, while hoping that such initiative will encourage other people of districts to follow.

Notably, the Golden Jubilee Yazali Nyokum Yullo Celebration Committee in collaboration with Swachh Arunachal Mission, Itanagar is creating awareness in villages about the importance of cleanliness. The organizing committee has already banned the use of plastic, polythene and other non-biodegradable substances to make the festival truly an eco-friendly.

 

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