Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) organized an awareness campaign against open defecation. It was carried out in the slum area of Guwahati Fancy Bazar Gate No 3. This was done on the occasion of birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on September 25 to prevent harmful diseases.
Shri B Sonowal, Chief Medical Director and Shri Sugata Lahiri, Chief Rolling Stock Engineer of NF Railway, State Health Officer of the Government of Assam along with other railway staff also took part in the campaign.
They walked alongside the railway track from Gate no 2 to Gate no 3 advising the slum occupants about the serious health issues caused by defecating in the open. The slum residents while appreciating the move assured that they will do their part to stop open defecation.
NF Railway is committed towards organizing such events from time to time to boost the success of the Swachch Bharat plan initiated by the Prime Minister.