IMPHAL, June 8: A one day cleanliness drive was organised on Sunday at Kekrupat by All Manipur Rickshaw Driver’s and Puller’s Welfare Association (AMRDPWA) in connection with the upcoming observance of the 13th the Great June Uprising, Unity Day on June 18.
While speaking to media, Roshnikanta Takellembam, Secretary Organisation of AMRDPWA said that the drive is conducted to give respect to the 18 people who sacrificed their life in the June Uprising in 2001.
He also appealed to the committee to keep Kekrupat clean all the time because the place is part of historical Kangla Fort instead of cleaning the site only during the time of June.
100 members of the association participated in the drive, said the Association President Basanta Singh.
As part of its anniversary, AMRDPWA which was established on June17, 1999 at Kekrupat by the rickshaw driver’s, a day before the June Uprising, Unity day the association always conducts a cleanliness drive, said the president.
This year AMRDPWA members will also donate their blood on June 18, 2014.