Update December 19, 2015

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One lakh volunteers to clean 64 districts

Sumel Sarker


One lakh volunteers to clean 64 districts

19 December 2015, Nirapad News: As many as one lakh volunteers will work to keep 64 districts of the country clean. They will put their hands to clean houses, frontal spaces of offices and the wastes from open spaces throughout the year.

A social organization called ‘Paribartan Chai’ made this disclosure at a press conference at National Press Club in city Thursday (December 17).

Organization chief Fida Haque presented a written statement at the event.

The chairman said, “For the first time ‘Paribartan Chai’ announced December 31 as Cleaning Day in 2014 but due to unavoidable reasons they marked the day on January 3”.

“As continuation of the program, we will mark the day on February 6 next,” he added.

“Past year, the drive was conducted in 43 districts simultaneously. More than 20 thousand volunteers participated in the campaign. The volunteers cleaned up houses, office fronts and open spaces from 11:00am to the noon on the day.”

“More than 100 dustbins were installed in Dhaka and other divisional headquarters,” he described.

“We are planning to take elaborate programs to make the campaign successful next year. More than one thousand dustbins will be setup across the country in the upcoming cleaning operation.”

The press conference further said that from now on every year the first Saturday of February will the celebrated as Cleaning Day.

Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) communication department assistant vice-president Samia Chowdhury said, “MTB is working on different issues as part of its social responsibilities”.

The speakers also put importance on the need of creating social awareness.

Architect Tughlak Azad, Ben Australia convener Kamrul Hasan and social worker Omar Chowdhury, among others, were present at the conference.

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