15 June 2019, Kathmandu
More than 500 campaigners involved in the cleanup at Koteshwor Mahadevsthan marking the 318 week of the initiative, to continue the sanitation campaign on rivers of Kathmandu, today. Five metric tons of garbage was collected by them.
The sanitation campaign has the slogan of ‘two hours a week for the nation’. About six years back the Bagmati mega cleanup campaign was begun on order to inspire people to maintain cleanliness in the surrounding rivers and roads.
The cleanup campaign was launched at the initiative of then Chief Secretary Leelamani Poudyal helped a lot to bring massive public awareness, drawining more and more volunteers for the cleanliness in most of the river in the Valley, said campaigner Keshav Prasad Pudashaini, suggesting the government that it brought policy and laws to continue this campaign more effectively.
Marking 280th week of Guheshwori Bagmati sanitation, the people collected garbage from Guheshwori area. Similarly, The Rudramati cleanup group collected trashes from Tatopul to Kalopul area. Cine artists also joined the campaign.
Some 250 persons including Everest summiteer Chhoyoki Sherpa, Nepal Army and Nepal Police persons, and the people involved in Patanjal Yog Committee Nepal, Creative and Energetic Yog Centre involved in the clean up at Nepaltar area of Tarakeshwor municipality under the 245 week of Bishnumai clean up today.
Other areas cleaned today were Tilganga, Town Plannign of Samakhushi, Baphal, Kailash hill of Pashupati and others. A total of Five metric tons of garbage was collected.