KOKRAJHAR, FEB 25: National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), Bongaigaon and Kokrajhar Municipal Board (KMB) have joined hands for a clean and green Kokrajhar with bringing healthy living in Kokrajhar, heart town of Bodoland Territorial Region administration.
As a part of its CSR initiative, 2000 bamboo dustbins were ceremonially distributed on Thursday by BTR chief executive member Pramod Boro as a part of “I Kove Kokrajhar” campaign across various shops and business hubs of the city.
The BTR administration so far declared Kokrajhar as ‘City of Peace’ to have integration and tranquility among the society.
In a function organised at the Kokrajhar Municipal Board office premises, Pramod Boro in his address highlighted the importance of cleanliness in Kokrajhar and highlighted that Kokrajhar district administration, Municipal Board, and NTPC have an important role towards clean and green Kokrajhar with strong interest of paving good living.
Boro underlined various steps towards beautification of the Bodoland Territorial Region and appealed to the public at large for the support and cooperation.
In his address, Bhaskar Phukan Deputy Commissioner, Kokrajhar appreciated the efforts of NTPC and Kokrajhar Municipal Board towards the sustainable and eco-friendly initiative.
Phukan also lauded the efforts and support of NTPC Bongaigaon during the COVID -19 lockdown period.
Earlier, Subrata Mandal, chief general manager (CGM), NTPC Bongaigaon in his address said NTPC as a company has always ensured that it nurtures and generates sustainable power for all and the power utility has a deep responsibility towards an environment which is clean, green and as well to create an ecosystem which can be carried from one generation to the other.
Rahul Phukan, Executive Officer, Kokrajhar Municipal Board gave the welcome address.
The programme was also attended by Dharma Narayan Das, BTC executive ember for Municipal Corporation, Dilip Boro, Member of the Council Legislative Assembly and Advisor to Chief Executive Member, BTR, Dr. Nilut Swargyary, Executive Member, BTR, Smt. Nivedita Hazarika, Council Head of Department, Urban Development, BTC, Shri H K Brahma, Commandant, CISF Wing, NTPC Bongaigaon, A.K.Chawla, AGM (HR) amidst other officials and members of the merchant Association, pensioners and senior citizens association, Kokrajhar.
It is pertinent to mention that NTPC and Kokrajhar Municipal Board jointly took part in this initiative during COVID-19 pandemic when many migrant labourers have returned to their respective hometown due to lockdown. To help the returning labourers with certain engagement, these Eco-friendly bamboo dustbins have been procured from an NGO named “Jankalyan NGO” who engaged the returning Labourers with an employment cost to make Kokrajhar a sustainable city.
BTR CEM Pramod Boro has urged the NTPC Bongaigaon authority to make renamed as NTPC, Kokrajhar instead of existing NTPC Bongaigaon as NTPC Bongaigaon comes under Kokrajhar district.
He said that citizens from the area wants locality naming and accordingly his BTR administration is writting a letter to the higher authority of the NTPC for renaming as NTPC Kokrajhar instead of existing NTPC Bongaigaon to the greater interest of the locality.
He said that his UPPL led coalition government was working for the upliftment and healthy development of the peoples with dedicatedly since it’s inception.
Earlier, BTR CEM Boro laid two foundation stones to construct roads under BTC Goodwill projects in Kokrajhar town along the Hatimata Road and Habrubari-Gendrabil Road.
Boro said that the roads are going to be constructed from the BTR administration to make good road communication in the region.