Print Edition - 2015-03-22 | Nation
60,000 people to join mega drive in 100th week
- clean bagmati campaign
Mar 21, 2015-
Coinciding the 100th week of the Clean Bagmati Campaign, the Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilisation (CIDBC) is set to organise a Bagmati Mega Clean-Up Campaign on April 11.
The CIDBC aims to bring in over 60,000 people to join hands on either sides of the river from Sundarijal to Chobhar to give a message for conservation of the holy river. The authorities have already formed 12 committees, which will be led by secretaries of various ministries and chiefs of government and non-government agencies.
According to officials concerned, the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, Ministry of Information and Communications, Ministry of Education, National Private and Boarding Schools’ Organisation of Nepal, Private and Boarding School’s Organisation, Nepal, Advertising Agencies’ Association of Nepal, Ace Travels and Gayatri Family will be involved in the campaign.
“This will be a symbolic gesture, and we urge all the Valley residents to take part in this noble campaign to revive the Bagmati civilization,” Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudyal said.
A total of 20,000 security personnel will be deployed during the campaign. “We have already completed the micro-level planning. We will provide free transportation and a great number of volunteers will be mobilised,” said Rajesh Prasad Singh, CIDBC member secretary.
Meanwhile, around 60 metric tonnes of solid waste was removed from Bagmati river areas at Sundharighat in Kritipur on Saturday. Over 5,000 people including locals, government officials, Nepal Army and Armed Police Force personnel and representatives of various organisations participated in the 97th week of the drive.
A total of 28 kilometre stretch of the river has been cleaned up so for. “Up to this phase, people’s participation is increasing and they are being more aware of this campaign,” Poudyal said.
Published: 22-03-2015 07:59