Volunteers remove 15T of garbage

  • clean bagmati campaign
- Post Report, Kathmandu
Former chief secy says the river is getting cleaner in comparison to past years

Dec 13, 2015-Volunteers collected around 15 metric tonnes of garbage from the Bagmati river at Kirtipur and its surrounding areas as part of the 135th weekly Clean Bagmati Campaign on Saturday.

The campaign was attended by Chief Secretary Dr Somlal Subedi and former Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, including other distinguished government officials, students, representatives of various organisations and security personnel from Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and Nepal Army.

Addressing the gathering of over 500 volunteers during the campaign, Chief Secretary Subedi said it’s the duty of all civilised citizens to create a healthy environment and no one should make rivers polluted as they shows the civilization of any nation.

Meanwhile, Poudyal, a key leader of the campaign, said the river is getting cleaner in comparison to the previous years and that the campaign must be continued.

Saturday’s programme, meanwhile, saw the presence of a significant number of students in comparison to the previous occasions as over 200 students from BernHardt College in Balkhu and Laboratory School in Kirtipur took part in the campaign. A participant said the campaign has changed people’s mentality and made local communities more responsible in cleaning the river. He said local people in Tripureshwor, Tilganga, Jorpati, Gothatar and Gokarna have also cleaning their areas. 

Till date, the campaign has received support from more than 950 organisations and thousands of students, common people, security personnel, government officials and party cadres. The clean-up campaign was launched on May 18, 2013.

Published: 13-12-2015 09:19

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