ICAR-NRC on Mithun successfully conducted closing ceremony for Swachhta Pakhwada on 31st December 2021
On 31 st December 2021, ICAR-NRC on Mithun, Medziphema organized a closing ceremony for Swachhta Pakhwada (16th to 31st December 2021) in order to highlight different activities conducted by the Institute during this period. The Swachhta Pakhwada launched by the Government of India is a fortnight-long program observed to ensure mass participation of citizens in Swachhta activities and to transform it into a true citizen's movement. In that meeting, farmers and common citizens have participated. At the outset, Dr Nazrul Haque, In-charge Director, congratulated them for the accomplishment of Swachh Bharat Pakhwada. He also briefly presented different activities carried out by the Institute under the mission of Swachh Bharat. During this fortnight, activities included displaying banners at prominent places, taking swachhta pledge and cleaning the Institute campus premises and adopted villages (Jharnapani and Porba), with mass participation of Institute employees, common citizens and students. During this period composting of organic wastes has also been demonstrated. Campaign on cleaning of sewerage, water lines and curbing of the use of Single-Use Plastic (SUP) has also been done during this period with mass participation of students and the common citizen. An officer from Assam Rifles also spoke on this occasion, emphasizing the need to make the environment and premises neat and clean. He also highlighted the history of Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan, how it was started and mentioned that it is currently the largest cleanliness campaign in the world. He praised ICAR-NRCM for being the only research institute for mithun in the world and applauded that NRCM has spearheaded the campaign with various activities. He also hinted that the Assam Rifles would very much be happy for collaborative activities related to Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan in future. He concluded by praising the achievements and milestones that have been accomplished by ICAR-NRCM. A press briefing has also been conducted by Doordarshan, Kohima about the Institute activities and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The closing ceremony was attended by the Institute staff, farmers and common citizens with 66 participants to make the programme successful.