Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) BD Mishra has directed the officials and NGOs concerned to put in concerted efforts to make the Capital as well as other parts of the State cleaner, neater and plastic-free.
“There should be a joint efforts and change of mindset to realize the dreams of our Prime Minister to have a clean India. We have to make a beginning from our own doorstep,” Governor Mishra said.
The Governor on Wednesday visited some parts of the State Capital to see the level of cleanliness in the public interest.
Accompanied by the officers concerned and Self Help Groups engaged in the cleanliness activities, the Governor visited the colony areas, main road, and parking areas.
The Governor, who personally carried out a month-long cleanliness drive in all the 30 Wards of Itanagar last year, appealed to the people to join hands to ensure that our homes, roads and areas area clean.
Further in the run up to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the governor reiterated the necessity of a holistic plan for the disposal of solid wastes, keeping in mind the need for waste dumping for the next ten years.
He also emphasized on proper segregation of biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste at the originating point for its proper disposal.
The Governor said that the matter of cleanliness is in the first part having the right mindset and in second is caring for your neighbor’s.
“This can be best done by teaching our children to practice and ensure cleanliness,” he said.