Bagmati clean-up continues

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 16, 2016-

Volunteers came together on the final day of Dashain on Saturday to clean up the Pashupatinath temple premises as they marked the 179th week of the Clean Bagmati campaign.

More than four tonnes of garbage was collected from the riverbed and the temple area.

According to Rajesh Prasad Singh, project manager of the High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilisation, a meeting would be held with officials of the Pashupati Development Trust on Wednesday to discuss ways to keep the pilgrimage site clean. The programme would continue there next Saturday as well.

The event was attended by former chief secretary Leela Mani Paudyal and former ambassador to China Mahesh Maskey, among other high-level officials.

Personnel from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police and the Armed Police Force also joined the effort.

The campaign was launched on May 18, 2013 at Paudyal’s initiative and has since garnered support from various quarters.

The Bagmati clean-up drive has become source of inspiration for many, as similar campaigns to clean other rivers the Capital have been launched of late.

Published: 16-10-2016 08:10

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