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Bagmati banks in Thapathali area cleaned


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2022 Oct 23, 9:00, Kathmandu
Representative illustration of Bagmati River between (1950 - 1955). (Photo via Wikimedia Commons/Google)

With the slogan 'Volunteering two hours a week for the nation', Bagmati bank behind the Thapathali maternity home in Kathmandu Metropolitan City-11 has been cleaned.

Campaigner Kishore Singh Shahi informed the media that about one and a half-ton of garbage was managed during the 493rd week of the Bagmati Clean-up campaign. The former chief secretary and chief campaigner Leelamani Paudel, chairman of the empowered Bagmati Civilization Integrated Development Committee Uddhav Prasad Timilsina, project chief Subas Basnet, and campaigners including Kathmandu Metropolitan City-11 president Hiralal Tandukar were active in the cleanup.

Organizations such as Bagmati Waste Elimination Consumer Committee, Nepal Police, empowered Bagmati Committee staff, residents, Kathmandu Metropolitan City Environment Department Teku, and other organizations participated in the cleanup. Shahi informed us that the river bank before Guhyeshwari will be cleaned in preparation for the Chhath festival next week.

The Bagmati Cleaning Mega Campaign was initiated on May 19, 2013. Since then, the Bagmati clean-up campaign has been going on continuously for two hours every Saturday morning. Along with campaign workers, residents and public representatives also participate in the cleanup. Even in adverse conditions such as winter, summer, rain, festivals, etc., the clean-up campaign is not stopped. Affected by the grand campaign, the cleaning campaign has also started in the tributaries of Bagmati, cultural heritage sites, ring roads, and other places in Kathmandu Valley. Currently, more than 25 places in the capital are being cleaned.

Similarly, cleaning is being done in the main cities, rivers, and cultural heritage sites outside the Kathmandu Valley. At present, more than 109 locations outside the capital are being cleaned, according to campaign workers. The Bagmati clean-up campaign has succeeded in spreading nationwide awareness.

Similarly, today the Bagmati above Guhyeshwari including its various sections, Rudramati, the lower and upper part of Bishnumati, Manohara, and northern and western parts of Chakrapath have also been cleaned. Godavari river in Lalitpur and Hanumante in Bhaktapur are also being cleaned. Although the clean-up campaign is continuing, concerns are being expressed that it is not sustainable.

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