Grad­u­ates con­duct clean­ing cam­paign

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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.

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