GMC conducts awareness drive in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: With a view to create awareness about cleanliness and hygienic, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) organised an awareness drive in the city on Friday, December 21.
The drive that kicked off from ABC Bus Stand in GS Road concluded at Guwahati Club.
Officials from the GMC along with municipality workers distributed pamphlets among the citizens and urged them to not make the city their canvas by spitting pan masala and guthka everywhere. They emphasised on the need to keep the city clean and beautiful by throwing garbage and plastic bottles in the dustbins and not on the roads.
The awareness program was addressed by GMC Commissioner Monalisa Goswami, Additional Commissioner of GMC Deba Kumar Mishra, Chief Engineer of GMC Tasdiqur Rahman, GMC Collector Loni Borpatra Gohain, Associate Town Planner Deepak Bezbaruah and Executive Engineer of GMC Manojit Bujarbaruah among others.
Stressing on the significance of the campaign, Commissioner Monalisa Goswami said, “Our workers take a lot of effort to clean the city every morning. Yet, within minutes, the city again gets filled with garbage. I urge everyone to not litter the streets, not spit on the roads and definitely not urinate on the footpaths.”
In the same vein, Md Nurul Islam, a daily wage municipality worker expressed, “I collect garbage every day from 6AM to 1PM but the amount of garbage just doesn’t seem to lessen. I’m here to request all residents of the city especially the bus and cab drivers to stop spreading litter.”
This awareness drive was a part of the ‘I Love Guwahati’ campaign which the GMC had launched with the intended to create awareness in the city on the importance of cleanliness and hygiene.
These awareness drives are one of the steps that GMC has taken to promote and propagate the idea of ‘Swachhata’ (cleanliness) in the city.
Photo from the awareness drive