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Human-chain along Bagmati river to mark 100th week of cleaning

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Human-chain along Bagmati river to mark 100th week of cleaning
Human-chain along Bagmati river to mark 100th week of cleaning

Kathmandu, March 26: A human chain will be formed along the Bagmati River on April 11 in Kathmandu to observe the 100th week of Bagmati Cleaning Campaign.

A hundred thousand people are expected to join the cause that also aims to disseminate a symbolic message to the public not to dump trash in this river with a huge cultural and religious significance.

The human chain will be formed along the river from Sundarijal to Chobhar, spanning across some 60 kilometres.

The formation will be led by the secretaries and high-ranking officials at 16 different places along the 60-km stretch. The participants will also take an oath not to dump trash in the river and on the riverside.

More than a thousand non-government organisations and professionals from various government bodies as Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepal Army and commoners among others will also share the space with the organizers to make the human chain a success.

The Cleaning Campaign, led by Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudel, since May 18, 2013 has already completed the 96th week.

During this period more than 10,000 tonnes of waste have been collected.

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