Meeting discusses plight of Bharalu
GUWAHATI, Rongili Barta- The plight of the polluted Bharalu river was discussed at a meet- ing organised jointly by the Rotary Club of Gauhati South and the IQAC, Pragjyotish College here on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, Robin Kalita, former Indian Railway Service officer and chairman of the Mission Bhar- alu project, stressed the need for making the Bharalu pollu- tion-free through concerted action. “I, on behalf of my genera- tion, apologize to you all-the new generation – for our fail- ure to prevent the present plight of the Bharalu river. I urge upon all to take up the challenge for its rejuvenation,” Kalita said in his address to the students at the Library Con- ference Hall of Pragjyotish College at the event held un- der the aegis of the Rotary Club of Gauhati South. The fact that a polluted Bhar- alu has become a health haz- ard was highlighted at the meeting. Earlier, Dr Namita Das, co- ordinator, IQAC, stated the objectives of the meeting. Dr Manoj Mahanta, principal of Pragjyotish College, welcom- ing the Rotarians and the members of Earthful Founda- tion, expressed his happiness that such organisations have come forward to make the stu dents aware of the need to re juvenate the Bharalu. Rotarian Atanu Kumar Chow dhury, former vice-principal of the college, introduced the vis iting Rotarians and members of Earthful Foundation. Rotarian Barun Barpujari, former ED, IOC (AOD), Digboi, also ad dressed the gathering. Amrita Barua, a member of Earthful Foundation, spoke to the students about the impor tance of household waste man agement to prevent pollution of a once-healthy river like the Bharalu. Bhrigu Kumar Nath, assistant professor, gave the vote of thanks.