Guwahati, December 28: Swachh Survekshan 2018 was launched today by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation at Gauhati Town Club today. GMC Mayor Mrigen Sarania, Monalisa Goswami, Commissioner, GMC, Cine Actor Kopil Bora and renowned TV actor Sagarika Goswami were present at the event. The event began with the lamp lighting ceremony by the Mayor, followed by keynote address.
The Government of India is conducting Swachh Survekshan 2018 as a part of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban), to encourage cities to improve their urban sanitation. The objective of Swachh Survekshan is to encourage large scale citizen participation and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a cleaner and better place to live in. In her keynote address, Monalisa Goswami, Commissioner GMC said “We have been taking several initiatives to make Guwahati the cleanest city”. She also talked about the Swachhata App, with the help of which citizens can register their complaints and the authorities will immediately look into it within a specified time frame. She also mentioned that now locals and tourists in the city can locate toilets from any location using Google Toilet Locator.
It was also announced that a city-based survey will be conducted by Guwahati Municipal Corporation to assess the cleanest school, hotel, hospital, market association and resident welfare association (RWA) in the city and recognize the winners in the said categories. In this regard, Mrigen Sarania said “Every week, Tuesday and Friday are kept to segregate dry waste and wet waste. For this 58 NGOs are appointed and divided in various areas for different works related to cleanliness.” He requested the members of society and residents to spread the word amongst general public so that Guwahati stands as the cleanest city in the whole country.
Actor Kopil Bora was introduced as the Brand Ambassadors for Swachh Survekshan 2018.“I am glad to be a part of this initiative and would like to be called as the goodwill Ambassador, rather than brand Ambassador. From my end, I shall support and promote Swachhata in any way I can” said Kopil Bora.