15 Oct, Kathmandu- The Bagmati clean-up campaign has continued even during the Kojagrat Purnima – the final day of the Bada Dashain festival.
The campaign into its 179th week scooped up around two tons of garbage piled at the Pashupatinath temple vicinity. The Nepal Police led the clean-up at Pashupati temple premises while the Nepal Army and Armed Police Force (APF) led the campaign along the river below the Aryaghat, said High Powered Committee for Integrated Development of Bagmati Civilization member, Narayan Shrestha said.
Meanwhile, Kuleshwor Bazaar has donned a cleaner and fresher look after the vegetable vendors were censured for ridding of waste materials unsystematically. A group under the campaign raised around Rs 150,000 in fine during the regular inspection spanning the Dashain festival.
In today’s clean-up, former Chief Secretary, Lilamani Poudel, former Nepali Ambassador to China, Mahesh Maskey, Advertising Association of Nepal President, Santosh Shrestha, former President and current central member of Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Raj Kumar Bhattarai, were seen pulling up their sleeves and cleaning up the garbage with fervor.
The local NGOs including the Tilganga Women’s Group and Upreti Society also took part in the campaign. RSS