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Purvaudaya, an NGO on Sunday launched a Swachh Bharat campaign and tree plantation programme at Jogendra Nagar Girls High School in Agartala.

The NGO is committed to undertake endeavours for development in rural areas of the State in particular, and the Northeast in general, with special focus on empowerment of women

Keeping in mind Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-plastic approach – that he dwelt specifically in Mann Ki Baat on Sunday – Purvaudaya distributed bio degradable bamboo made bins for all classes in the school.

According to reports, the programme was attended by students of the schools, teachers, local elders, people from cross section of the society in and around Jogendranagar.

Speaker of Tripura Legislative Assembly Rebati Mohan Das graced the programme as chief guest.

The students of the school also displayed some of their environment friendly inventions in an exhibition.

General secretary of Purvaudaya, Niti Deb in her speech exhorted the young students to inculcate among them a sense of cleanliness.

She also asked them to ensure that their classes and school premise remained clean all the time.

She also announced that after some months the class which would be considered by the school authorities as the ‘cleanest’ would also be awarded by Purvaudaya.

She also stressed on the need for massive plantation drive all over the world to meet the imminent environmental disaster in the wake of the Amazon forest fire.

The programme started with a minute’s silence in memory of former finance minister late Arun Jaitely.

The assembled gathering also listened to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann ki Baat before launching the programme.

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