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Bagmati cleanup campaign continues even on Bhaitika


KATHMANDU:- At a time when people were preparing for Bhaitika on Saturday, the Bagmati cleanup campaigners dedicated their day for the collection and management of waste from the Bagmati river near Guheshwori temple.
Since May 2013, the Bagmati cleanup mega campaign is ongoing amid the time of festivals, natural disasters and other difficulties.
Likewise, devotees are developing Chhathgath by fixing bamboos on the bank of Bagmati river in front of Guheshwori temple for the preparation of Chhath celebration.
Member of High-Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization Dr Mala Kharel said that the cleanup campaign crossed 443rd week on November 6.
It is said that the waste collected on Saturday has been piled near the office of High-Powered Committee for Integrated Development of the Bagmati Civilization and would be managed by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City soon.
On the day of Bhaitika, more than 100 campaigners were present in the cleanup mission including former Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal, Chairman of Committee Uddab Prasad Timilsina, Committee’s officials and others.
A campaign for cleaning of the tributaries of the Bagmati and the Ring Road area was also succeeded the Bagmati Cleaning Mega Campaign.
The cleaning campaign that started from the Kathmandu Valley has now expanded across the country. Cleaning is taking place at more than 108 places throughout the country at present.
However, the campaigners have complained lack of support from the local government despite the nationwide campaign.

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