Punjab: Cleanliness works start on Bebe Nanaki Road
Ahead of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev's 550th birth anniversary next year, renowned environmentalist Balbir Singh Seechewal today led cleanliness and beautification works on the 30km stretch of berms along Kapurthala-Sultanpur Lodhi Road in Punjab. The road is named after Bebe Nanaki, sister of Guru Nanak Dev, who spent 14 years of his early life at Sultanpur Lodhi in the house of his sister.
Seechewal removed filth and garbage lying on roads
Seechewal, along with a large number of activists and locals, removed filth and garbage lying on both sides of the road using tractors and earth movers. Seechewal said that the cleanliness and beautification drive would continue till November 2019.
Roads that would be cleaned
Seechewal said all roads leading to Sultanpur Lodhi mainly Kapurthala-Sultanpur Lodhi via Pajjian, Kapurthala-Sultanpur Lodhi via Fattudhinga, Malsian to Sultanpur Lodhi via Lohian, and Jalandhar to Sultanpur Lodhi via Kalasingia and Dalla would be cleaned. These roads would also be beautified with fruit and ornamental plantations, besides flowers beds, he said. Seechewal and activists planted saplings on both sides of the 30km-long road.
Punjab-government should stop dirty water's flow in holy rivulet: Seechewal
Seechewal is credited with the cleaning of 160km-long holy Kali Bein rivulet manually a few years ago. He said the state government should stop the flow of dirty water in the holy rivulet, especially at a time when Guru Nanak's birth anniversary is fast approaching. Seechwal said he would clean the holy Kali Bein from hyacinth and underwater vegetation before the start of celebrations.