Monday, December 1, 2014

Namchi walks for cleaner roads

Green Walkathon, with the message "A simple Walk to Make a Big Difference, Clean your Roads, We Want Tourists not Trash, Swaccha Sikkim Swastha Sikkim", under the Swaccha Bharat Campaign” was carried out by the District Administration in collaboration with RMDD and SDZP at Namchi in the premises of District Hospital on Friday.
The marathon was participated by SDZP Adhakshya CL Gurung, Upadhakshya DM Baraily, DC (South) Raj Kumar Yadav, CMO (South) Dr Bimal Rai, GVA (Namchi) Bimal Rai, Doctors, Officials & Staffs of RMDD Namchi GVK Hospital and SDZP. The basic idea of the walkathon was to encourage the participants of the walkathon to clean up the litter or trash lying along the path or road as they walked and create mass awareness on the same.
The route for the green walkathon participants started from District Hospital premises which then proceeded towards the road near Tourism Office to DC Office up till Municipal Office finishing off at RMDD office.
ADC (Dev) RMDD, Benu Gurung while welcoming the guests apprised that today’s program named Green Walkathon is an initiative to create awareness on keeping the environment clean particularly the pathway (roads & footpath) utilized by the commuters on a daily basis. Ms Gurung called for positive participation of all including officials & employees of all departments, schools, students, civil society, NGOs, panchayats and private organizations to combine forces to make this initiative a regular event in South District by conducting it on a monthly basis.
In view of the fact that there is no strong or particular mechanism to keep the roads/footpath clean at all times, the walkathon if conducted at least once a month would help a great deal in realizing the objective of “Swaccha Bharat Campaign” thereby keeping the roads clean and green, added the ADC.

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