In a move to pay a fitting tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 150th Birth Anniversary and take his dream of cleanliness to a logical conclusion, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on October 2nd, 2019 made a blanket ban on the single-use plastic at Raj Bhavan campus.
It may be noted that toeing the line of national agenda on the ban of single-use plastic, Mukhi announced the ban on single-use plastic paving the way for a target to make the country single-use plastic-free by 2022.
Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi in initiating a tirade against single-use plastic in the nation, Governor Mukhi said that everybody will have to sincerely contribute to the mission of the plastic-free country. He also reiterated that the ban on single-use plastic will prove to be a boon to Assam, a green and serene state, the economy of which is predominantly dependent on plants.
The Governor also said that the ban on the use of single-use plastic in Raj Bhavan campus will have a cascading effect, as he advocated for every pocket of the society to lead the way for a plastic-free state. He also said that the move will be a step towards transforming the state into an organic hub of the Northeast.
On this occasion, an Assamese short dance film titled Vaishnava- Being Humane produced by Mridusmita Das was released by the Governor. The short film features Mahatma Gandhi’s favourite bhajans. Governor Mukhi also presented jute bags to the staffs of the Raj Bhavan.
Photo credit: PRO Raj Bhavan, Guwahati