Tamenglong, Oct. 26: As part of the month long celebration of Swacchata Utsav, the District Water and Sanitation Committee, DWSC Tamenglong today organized a mass awareness rally from Deputy Commissioner Office Tamenglong to Kendriya Vidyalaya Tamenglong where an essay competition was held.
The rallies held banner and placards which read ‘let’s construct sanitary latrine -stay healthy, let us wash our hands with soap after defecation, keep water clean and let us stop open defecation’.
The rally is aimed at spreading awareness to the masses on the need to have a clean and green environment. The rally was flagged off by Joseph Pauline, MCS Executive Directive DRDA Tamenglong. Speaking on the side of the rally, Joseph Pauline, MCS, Executive Director DRDA Tamenglong said that the UN has proposed to reduce open defecation by half in 2015. He called on those gathered to make Tamenglong a disease free district by keeping its environment clean for a healthy society and a strong nation. As many as 24 students from six schools in Tamenglong participated in the essay competition. Result would be declared on the closing ceremony of the month long celebration of Swacchata Utsav/ festival of cleanliness which is scheduled to hold on 4th November 2011.
Source: Hueiyen Lanpao