As part of celebration of the 75th year of India’s Independence ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ and 50 years of Meghalaya statehood, the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Ri-Bhoi district in collaboration with the Nongpoh Town Committee today felicitated waste pickers of Nongpoh town.
During the programme, Waste to Art exhibition was held which was participated by different schools of Ri-Bhoi district.
The programme was attended by Deputy Commissioner Rosette M. Kurbah as the chief guest in presence of DRDA Project Director Bantei J. Kharshandi, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mardondor Tongper, Nongpoh Town Waste Management Committee members, Nongkhrah headman Celestine Lyngdoh among others.
Addressing the function, Kurbah called upon residents of Ri-Bhoi district to be responsible citizens not only for the welfare of the district but also in maintenance of cleanliness in all villages in order to achieve the target of the Central government through Swachh Bharat Mission.
Dwelling on the importance of cleanliness, Kurbah said, “To maintain cleanliness does not mean that we keep only our surroundings clean. It also means that we should also maintain personal hygiene and personal cleanliness.”
She further added that it is high time that responsible citizens come together in creating mass awareness about the importance of cleanliness and to make our State and country clean.
“In this regard, collective responsibility is required for each and every citizen of the district,” Kurbah added.
In the Waste to Art exhibition, the first prize was bagged by St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School. The second prize was won by Alpha English Higher Secondary School while the third prize was bagged by St. Paul’s Higher Secondary School.