Volunteers remove 33 tonnes of waste from Bagmati River

- RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI, Kathmandu

Jun 10, 2018-

Volunteers of Bagmati Cleanliness Mega Campaign removed 33 tonnes of garbage from various rivers in Kathmandu and the Ring Road area in the 265th week.

The cleanliness drive that started on May 19, 2013  entered its 265th week on Saturday.

More than 300 volunteers from various organizations, including High Powered Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, Nepal Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Muktinath Development Bank, Reukui Nepal and Thakuri Samaj participated.

Other volunteers removed two tonnes of rubbish from Guheshwori Area, the Sundarijal area at Gokarneshwor Municipality-1 in the 226th week of the campaign for this area.

 Committee chair Narendra Raj Basnet and project Chief Ashish Ghimire contributed to the campaign. On the occasion, Gokarneshwor Municipality-1 ward chair Ram Manandhar said

preparations were on to declare the Sundarijal area free of plastic bags.

The campaign aims to restore beauty of the river. Over 200 representatives from Bagmati Beauty Concerned Forum, Pudasaini Samaj, Ramo Jorpati, Hamro Jorpati and locals contributed to the campaign.

Other groups cleaned Rudramati River, Bishnupati River, and Manohara River, an area from Gongabu to Green City Hospital and an area from Sitapaila Chowk to Syuchatar.

Folk singer Rekha Shah, former lawmaker Khimlal Devkota, and 20 contestants of the Miss Newa Pageant organised by Nepalese Fashion Home joined these campaigns.

Impressed by the four-year long Bagmati campaign, other groups have started local cleanliness campaigns at 94 places.

Published: 10-06-2018 07:12

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