Shimla, 12 May:
Governor Acharya Devvrat inaugurated the massive cleanliness, protection and conservation drive organised under the aegis of H.P. State Legal Services Authority on the Kalka-Shimla railway track from Baba Bhalku Museum here today.
He was accompanied by Acting Chief Justice, High Court of Himachal Pradesh and Executive Chairman, H.P. State Legal Services Authority Justice Sanjay Karol, Judges of High Court of H.P., Advocate General, President & Members, Bar Associations, Officers of the Judiciary, officers of State and Central Government and Railways.
Approximately 15,000 students, volunteers, members of civil society, organizations like the Indian Railways, the Territorial Army, Panchayats, various wings of the Himachal Government, civil defence, paralegals, lawyers, NGOs like INTACH and others took part in this drive.
The drive began simultaneously across 43 different segments that had been identified all along the 96 km. track from Shimla to Kalka. 3000 Trees were also planted during the campaign. The drive will be followed by constant maintenance and forestation that will be conducted by Himachal ‘Eco-warriors’, the Territorial Army. Impact assessments and a follow-up are also planned following this initial measure.
Addressing the students and the participants at railway station, the Governor called upon the students to become brand ambassador for cleanliness. He appreciated the initiative and applauded the efforts of Justice Sanjay Karol in spreading the message of cleanliness amongst children.
He said such efforts were required to achieve the goal of clean India. He urged the students to give new direction to the nation and carry forward this campaign so that others could also be motivated for adopting cleanliness.
Acharya Devvrat thanked three international players Suman Rawat, Ravinder Banshtu and Sanat Kalet for becoming the part of this campaign.
Mayor Kusum Sadrate, Director General of Police S.R Mardi, Additional DM, Railways Kuldeep Singh and other prominent person of the town were also present on this occasion.