17 Youth Clean the Banks of River Brahmaputra in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: 17 young people from Guwahati belonging to the organisation, ‘The Midway Journey’ took an initiative this New Years Day and picked up all kinds of waste as part of a cleaning drive at Umananda Ghat, near the banks of river Brahmaputra. They collected waste in the form of plastic, paper, glass, human poop, dog poop, used condoms and diapers. In total, 1300 kgs of waste was collected.
The organisation consists of a few young members from the community who work to reduce plastic pollution. They want to continue this initiative throughout the year. They plan to go out every weekend, mainly Sundays and clean up the banks of river Brahmaputra. Currently, they are also looking for artists for the beautification of the area so that people don’t throw trash there anymore.
Earlier last year on Christmas, the same group had gotten together and planned more such cleanliness drives. Right now, there are not many people but the organisation said that they hope more people will join as they have posted their work on social media channels such as Facebook.
The youth engaged with the program do not have any agenda, discussion or any other public or government aid to take up this cleaning project.
Images as shared from the river banks