India, Myanmar organise joint cleanliness drive
MOREH, 21st Sep: Security personnel, district administration and CSOs of India’s Moreh and Myanmar’s Tamu jointly carried out a cleanliness drive at the no man’s land starting from border gate no. 2 to Tamil Temple on Saturday.
The Indian team comprised troops of 43 Assam Rifles led by its CO while the CSOs included Meetei Council Moreh, Hill Tribal Council Moreh, All Community Development Organisation Moreh, Manipuri Muslim Council Moreh, Gorkha Samaj Samiti Moreh, Tamil Sangam Moreh and others. On the other hand, officials of DC Tamu, Myanmarese Army, police, immigration, Namphalong Bazar Committee and members of several CSOs of Tamu area also participated in the cleanliness drive. The programme was organised with the objective of keeping the surroundings neat and clean as well as to improve relationship between the two neighbouring countries, their officials and citizens. Excavators were also used to remove piles of waste products dumped in the area.
CSO leaders, who participated in the programme, expressed the desire for organising such programme on a monthly basis.
They also urged the residents settling near the No Man’s Land not to dump waste materials in the area.