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Plastic clean-up drive held at Khongjom Memorial

Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, October 30 2021: Stepping into the last leg of Clean India Campaign, which started on October 1 as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Nehru Yuva Kendra Thoubal in association with War Memorial Trust Khongjom conducted collection and cleaning of single-use plastic wastes at Khongjom War Memorial Complex as well as water bodies in the complex as part of Catch the Rain activities on Saturday.

A press release issued by NYK Thoubal district youth officer Michael Thangminlien Mate informed that the War Memorial was also cleaned on Friday by NYK Thoubal volunteers with -FDMC (Fatherland) Club Khongjom Bazar as part of the 2-day programme focused on Khongjom War Memorial.

As outreach programme of Assam Rifles, a social service programme was also conducted by 16 Assam Rifles with NYK and NSS volunteers on Friday at 16 Assam Rifles near Chaoyaima Hr Sec School Thoubal under the Campaign.

Single-use plastic wastes consisting of plastic bottles and polythene carry bags which had been collected by Self Help Groups of Khahgabok Part HI and Popular Youth Club Khangabok Part III Makha Leikai over the whole month of October for two hours daily were also weighed on Saturday, the total weight of which turned out to be 1231.250 Kg which were later picked up for disposal by vehicles of Thoubal Municipal Council.

The Clean India Programme is aimed at creating awareness, mobilisation of people and ensuring their involvement in the Clean India initiative to clean waste mainly single-use plastic waste throughout the country from October 1 to 31 organised in 2.50 lakh villages in all 744 districts of the country involving all segments of society, government organisations including PRIs and Non-Government Organisations to instil awareness and feeling of pride among citizens to keep their surroundings clean and waste free and to make the programme as people's movement through Jan Bhagidari, the release added.