Kathmandu, 11 April, 2015Â : Chief Secretary Leela Mani Poudyal appealed to one and all for the continuation of the Bagmati River Cleanup Campaign.
Speaking at a concluding programme of the Bagmati River Cleanup Mega Campaign at Sinamangal today, he said tens of thousands of people joined the ‘Human Chain’ that encircled the Bagmati River from Sundarijal to Chovar on the occasion of the 100th week of River Cleanup Campaign, today.
He claimed around 125,000 people participated and expressed commitment to save environment by tying themselves in a symbolic human chain.
The Chief Secretary said, “It is necessary to keep intact the tens of thousands’ people’s commitment to work for returning the river to its earlier state.” He urged all not to dump waste on the river, river banks and their surroundings so that the commitment would be translated into the practice.
He also expressed gratitude to the Vice President Parmananda Jha, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, Chief Justice Ramkumar Prasad Sah, leaders of political parties, civil servants, Nepal Army, Armed Police Force, diplomatic missions, journalists, and various government and non-government organizations for their commitment and participation in the mega campaign.
Even a mobile application named ‘Clean KTM’ prepared by the Kathmandu Metropolis was launched on the occasion.
Secretary and coordinator of the Bagmati River Cleanup Mega Campaign, Shantaraj Subedi, expressed commitment to give continuity to the campaign and thanked all people and organizations that have coordinated the campaign.
The KMC is to emerge tough on those dumping the wastes randomly in the public places.
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