Graduates conduct cleaning campaign
Sixty graduates of 2016 on 4 September initiated a cleaning campaign in Thimphu and weeded the flower lane of Babesa road.
The half day cleaning campaign was initiated by Norbu Wangchuk, a graduate of College of Language and Culture Studies, and Ngawang Tobgay, a graduate from India, with the help of Clean Bhutan.
Norbu Wangchuk said he initiated the campaign after he saw a huge pile of trash in the drainage between Pelwang Photo Lab and Druk Shopping Complex. His proposal for collaboration was instantly accepted by Clean Bhutan.
Ngawang Tobgay helped Norbu Wangchuk in planning to clean and weed the flower lanes. The cleaning campaign and weeding of flower lanes covered the road between Babesa junction (Thuenpa Puenzhi roundabout) and Olakha bridge.
Rinchen Zangmo, a graduate of Royal Thimphu College, said she really enjoyed the program and found it as an opportunity to be a part of social work.
Leki Dema, a participant, said the program inspired her and changed her view about green Bhutan. “This could be a good example for our youth to take such initiatives and participate in social activities,” she said, adding that she enjoyed doing the work and was satisfied with it.
However, Norbu Wangchuk said he was relieved but not satisfied. “I want all the citizens to take an initiative in doing their part by not littering the environment. Go green, do green and be green,” he said.
Clean Bhutan helps the graduates in getting support from the City Corporation and traffic police in cleaning.
Some travelers served them refreshments seeing them work on the road.
The cleaning was organized to raise awareness among the people on the importance of solid waste management and on how a little contribution makes a big difference.