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An awareness programme cum workshop on ‘Solid Waste Management: Issues and Challenges’ was held at the auditorium of Rohini Kanta Barua Law College in eastern Assam’s Dibrugarh on Wednesday.

The event was organized by Health and Sanitation Club and Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of RKB Law College in association with Dibrugarh District Water and Sanitation Committee.

It was attended by ex-president of Asom Sahitya Sabha Nagen Saikia, additional deputy commissioner Ranjit Konwar, DHSK College principal Sasikanta Saikia, RKB Law College principal Gautomi Dutta Bora, social activist Gautom Bardoloi and PHED executive engineer BhaskarJyoti Sarma among others.

Attending the workshop, Nagen Saikia appealed to the citizens of Dibrugarh to come forward and work together to keep the town clean along with their own residential campuses.

He said people with a strong sense of responsibility towards their town and with love for their motherland tend to keep their surroundings clean.

He rued that the sense of cleanliness was found lacking in a majority of the people these days due to which Dibrugarh town has becoming dirtier by the day.

Urging everyone to stop littering Saikia reiterated that cleanliness is not only needed for maintaining a good status of the town, it is also essential for good health.

Addressing the workshop, ADC Ranjit Konwar said simply talking about swachhta will not yield any result unless one dedicatedly works to keep one’s own surroundings clean.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com

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