Shillong College organized debate on Swatch Bharat, need people Co-Operation

Shillong, Sept 23: The NCC Shillong College as part of the Swatch Pakhwada Observation organised an Inter-College Debate Competition on the theme “Swacch Bharat – the need of the hour for a clean Shillong”  in the college premises.

Speaking at the function as a guest the Principal ,Shillong College stated that the Swacch Bharat Campaign launched Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a clean India.

Refering to Shillong he stated that the civic sense of cleanliness prevalent amongst Shillongites should extend beyond the homes and immediate environment. While lauding the initiatives started by the Chief Minister and introduced by KHADC he urged the cadets to chip in and support the cause for a better tomorrow.

During the debate some of the cadets opined that Swacch Bharat cannot be successful without cooperation from all stakeholders concerned, a few however expressed that it was a strategy of promoting one’s public image while others stated that it worked like a mass awareness movement.

However, at the end of the debate when the motion was put to a vote the house unanimously agreed that the Swacch Bharat Campaign and other local programmes like ‘Shillong my Passion’  is a need of the hour for a clean Shillong.

In fact the house felt that when such movements are captured by the media it helps generate not only awareness but consciousness amongst the public at large and it is only then that any movement whether national or local can be successful.

It may be added that as part of the competition Shillong Commerce College was adjudged the Best Team while Shillong College was adjudged the Second Best team. Individual prizes were distributed to the best speakers Cadet Hongray from St.Anthony’s College who sopke against the motion and Cadet Queen Thangkhiew from Shillong College who spoke for the motion.


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