Cleanliness drive at Basudev Thaan.
Cleanliness drive at Basudev Thaan. Image: Northeast Now

A cleanliness drive and ‘No Plastic’ campaign was launched in historic Vasudev Thaan-Sri Sri Naruwa Satra in Lakhimpur’s Dhakuwakhona sub-division on Sunday.

The campaign was conducted by Nehru Yuva Kendra-North, Lakhimpur, with the objective of implementing Swachch Bharat Abhiyan and to create a clean environment sans plastic.

Prior to the campaign at the Vasihnavite shrine, the volunteers conducted campaigns in the nearby Mornoi-Bebejia region.

Formerly known as Lamura Satra, Sri Sri Basudev Than-Naruwa Satra was founded in the 17th century by Sankardeva’s grandson Damodar Ata.

It earlier had a Lord Vishnu temple, which was constructed in the 14th-15th century under Chutia kings Lakshminarayan and Satyanarayan.

This holy establishment has been drawing pilgrims and faithful devotees across all sects and creeds from a wide area stretching as far as the erstwhile royal family of Nepal.

As a result, Basudev Thaan-Naruwa Satra receives hundreds of visitors, who litter the place with various types of waste including plastic.

“We are cleaning the litters inside the holy premise. We shall carry out the campaign in nearby villages as well,” said Ujjwal Das of Nehru Yuva Kendra.

The cleanliness drive was also assisted by some visitors, members of the governing body of the shrine along with local youths and visitors from Dibrugarh.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at:

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