People participating in the ‘Run for Swachhata’ Credit: EastMojo image

Guwahati: In a bid to spread awareness about the importance of cleanliness, TIPKAI, an NGO based in Assam, kicked off ‘Run for Swachhata’, a marathon in Guwahati on Sunday. The marathon is a part of a state-wide marathon which is to be held in four other towns of Assam including – Lakhimpur on December 30, Nagaon on January 6, Tinsukia on January 20 and Bongaigaon on January 27.

This is the second edition of the state-wide marathon, with the first edition being held in other five cities including – Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur and Silchar in March 2017.

The marathon witnessed participation of people from all walks of life.

Speaking to EastMojo, a participant, said, “I have taken part in this marathon to do my bit as a concerned citizen of the country. I want to see my city and my country clean. But, sadly despite so many efforts by successive governments the citizens continue to litter and pollute the streets.”

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