LEH: Paying homage to the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, a mass cleanliness drive was organized by LAHDC, Leh lead by Chairman/Chief Executive Counicllor, LAHDC, Leh Gyal P Wangyal at Council Secretariat today morning and last till afternoon.
Dy. Chairman Tsering Sandup, Executive Counicllor for Education Konchok Stanzin, Councillors and staffs of Council Secretariat headed by Private Secretary to CEC Delex Namgyal participated in the cleanliness drive which began with honouring Safaiwalas of Council Leh with Khataks by CEC Wangyal. The cleanliness drive was carried out in the premises and surroundings of Council Secretariat.
At PWD Circle Leh including PHE, Construction, R&B, I&FC divisions premises garbage was collected and later dispatched in the truck of MC Leh for proper disposal.
Earlier, in the morning staff of Council also cleaned their respective section and office.
Interacting with the media persons, CEC Wangyal said that like other parts of nation, LAHDC, Leh inspired by the leadership and initiatives of Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to start this drive from Council on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Talking about the “Plastic Free India” and to weed out single-use plastic call given by PM Modi, CEC Wangyal said that Hill Council Leh is also geared up for making the 150 years celebration a memorable one in terms of efforts made under Swachh Bharat and now under Plastic Free India and added that implementation of project “Tsang-da” in all the blocks of Leh district and Mission Organic Development Initiative ( MODI) in Leh by of LAHDC Leh are some of the initiatives already taken by Council to free Ladakh from different types of pollution.
Meanwhile, Addl. District Development Commissioner, Leh Moses Kunzang carried out a day long “Shramdhan Programme” under Swacchta hi Sewa Programme today at Solid Resource Management Centre, Solar Colony Choglamsar. This initiative was aimed at appealing to people to be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a “Swachh Bharat”
To mark the occasion District Police Leh organized a Sur (A live musical evening featuring Nooran Sisters) at NDS stadium. To commemorate the Mahatma Gandhi 150th Gandhi Jayanti the 37th BN ITBP organized Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with much enthusiasm with the active participation of Choglamsar villagers.
Meanwhile, Nehru Yuva Kendra Leh in Collaboration with Kendriya Vidhyalaya School Leh organized 150th Gandhi Jayanti and 2km Plog and Run at Kendriya Vidhyalaya School Choglamsar Leh. The chief guest of the programme was Moses Kunzang ADDC Leh and Tajamul Ara District Youth Coordinator NYK Leh was present for guest owner and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
More than 100kg garbage was collected by Nehru Yuva Kendra Leh and Kendriya Vidhyalaya School Leh.
After Fit india Plugging Run a Patriotic Song Competition among the students and National Youth Volunteers, Youth Club members was held.
Tajamul Ara (DYC) and Punit Principal of Kendra Vidhyalaya School Leh awarded prizes to Sanjayana Kumari, Prachi Ranjan and Zaibun Nissa who stood first, second and third respectively in the competition.