The government has honoured five model villages of Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills District, for its commendable efforts to eradicate open defecation.
These recognition certificates were handed-over to the Five Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus Model villages, comprising of – Ganol A’pal Village from Rongram Block, Aminda Rangsa village from Gambegre Block, Marapara village from Dalu block, Boldampitbari village from Tikrikilla and Kalsingre village from Dadenggre Civil Sub-Division.
All the five villages were jonoured as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, during the ‘District Level Swachh Bharat Diwas 2022’ held at Multi Facility Centre in Aminda Rangsa under Gambegre C & RD Block of West Garo Hills district.
Emphasising the importance and necessity of cleanliness and personal hygiene, the Extra Assistant Commissioner of West Garo Hills – Saljagring G Momin asserted that a clean mind and body with a clean environment help a person to stay fit and healthy and free from various diseases.
“According to the National Statistics Report, many people are spending almost 70 per cent of their earnings on the treatment of health-related issues and are left with a meagre amount for family requirements,” – he added.