Plogging drive conducted by NCC cadets in Guwahati
Guwahati/IBNS : As part of anti-plastic drive, National Cadet Corps (NCC) Group HQ Guwahati units, on behalf of NER Directorate, conducted a massive plogging activity at Paltan Bazaar in Guwahati.
The plogging act involves picking up of plastic by NCC Cadets from different axis which culminated into Group HQ location at Paltan bazaar.
The NCC cadets, during this drive, made an endeavour to make a lasting impression on the environment by creating awareness against use of plastic contents which are used for once and last for centuries.
To create the impact the cadets had split into teams for a cleaning-up drive to remove all the plastic garbage from the surroundings in and around the Paltan Bazaar area.
The plogging drive is part of the Swacchta Pakhwada which was launched by the NCC throughout the country.
NCC units under the guidance of Group HQ have chalked out detailed programmes to be held at different locations throughout state from December 1 to Dec 15.
The aim of this massive exercise is to raise awareness amongst the community, collect plastic waste and make the surroundings clean. The slogan for this event is ‘Plastic Se Raksha – Swachhata Hi Suraksha’.
Community awareness programmes such as nukkad nataks, debates, quizzes, painting competitions among NCC cadets are also being organised.
These events are conducted towards highlighting awareness against ill-effect of plastic on environment, bring about behavioural change with respect to sanitation and to give up use of plastic including carry bags, plastic cutlery, plastic water bottles, etc. Speaking on the occasion, Col Rajeev Verma stressed on the necessity to avoid plastic usage because of its harmful effects on the environment.
He urged the cadets to begin the change from themselves by resolving to avoid using plastic in their day-to-day life. Refreshments were given to the cadets at the culmination of the event at NCC Gp HQ Guwahati.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)