River cleaning drive conducted at Jorthang: 60 participants from different associations and schools took part
On the occasion of International Human rights day Rainbow Hills welfare Sikkim in collaboration with 2nd IRB Battalion, Jorethang Govt Senior secondary School and K.E.B.P Fitness Gym & Zumba Jorethang conducted a day-long river cleaning program here at Jorethang.
About 60 participants from the organisers cleaned the river belt from Akkar bridge to Mazigaon under the theme “Pride Work is the new Pride Walk”.
“The main objective of the program was to generate awareness among the public about the issues related to LGBTQIA+ community and also highlight their ability to work in solidarity with other members towards the betterment of the society”, informed LGBTQIA+ member.
On the behalf of Rainbow Hills Welfare, Sikkim she extended her gratitude to Samten Moktan
(Ward No 4 Councillor), Anil Chettri
(SKM sports wing convenor , South), Kunzang Bhutia (Commandant 2nd IRB Battalion, Pipalay ), Archana Gurung (Principal Jorethang senior secondary school), Sushma Rai (ANO, NCC) and Basundhara Gurung ( Program officer NSS)
for being a part of this program and supporting the initiative.
The organisers highlighted the importance of the importance of cleanliness, sanitation and human rights in one’s life.
They further urged the local residents to keep the place clean and live in a clean area breathing fresh air and drinking clean water.