An awareness and sensitisation-cum-felicitation programme was held in town hall, Bhandari on Tuesday.
According to a DIPR report, additional deputy commissioner (ADC) Bhandari, Rohit Singh called on the public and leaders to cooperate with the initiative of the district administration.
He also asked the town council to participate and play a proactive role in achieving the vision of zero waste generation in Bhandari.
Pointing out that a clean environment and healthy life were interdependent for a healthy society, he said community participation was equally important.
The ADC stated that under the Swachh Bharat Mission, systematic waste management, disposal or recycling of eco-friendly waste generated through daily activities would be implemented soon.
He cautioned against the use of single-use plastic and encouraged alternative products which were eco-friendly and less hazardous.
Meanwhile, EAC & nodal officer SUP, BTC, Rohbi Sangtam who spoke on introduction of Swachh Bharat Mission & Waste Management, spoke on the environmental and health benefits and importance of waste management, individual and public health sanitation, segregation of waste, etc.
He appealed to the public, churches and student leaders to continue to create awareness and sensitise the public on achieving a free open defecation (ODF) zone in their respective areas and colonies.
Inviting like-minded people to join a club that will be opened soon, he said that the club will work to achieve an eco-friendly, clean and waste-free environment.
At the programme, Medical and Etsü colonies were awarded first and second prizes for being the cleanest wards.
Earlier, the programme was chaired by EAC Bhandari, Wetsho Lasushe, DHSS principal, Father Rhanben Matthew led in pledging to clean Bhandari while LLRPO president, Eloe Hoho president, BTLHH chairman and Head GB delivered speeches.
The award programme was organised by the department of Urban Development.