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While January 26 for most people would mean an outing or a picnic with family and friends, the makeSomeoneSMILE (mS2) team organised a cleaning drive to mark the occasion.
The team led by a group of like-minded individuals conducted the voluntary event as part of the idea enshrined in the team’s vision; to offer humanitarian service to the society.
The mS2 team conducted the cleaning drive at one of the most visited tourist spots in East Khasi Hills district; the Mawkdok viewpoint.
During the event, the team cleaned almost 60 per cent area of the entire viewpoint, collecting over 40 kgs of garbage, 10 kgs of plastic items, 20 kgs of glass bottles and 10 kgs of other biodegradable and non-biodegradable items.
The members of the team hailed the event as a successful initiative undertaken to showcase a sense of responsibility towards society and the environment.
Members of the group informed that a couple of tourists also joined the team in their endeavour, which was indeed a grand gesture on their part.
It is important to note that the Shillong team of mS2 are actively involved in such programmes and projects, and their relentless effort and determination to offer humanitarian services is unparalleled.
Prominent members of the team Priyankur Nandy (Anky), Sumeet Sharma, and Purbita Das informed that they will design better and bigger projects after the registration process is complete.
makeSomeoneSMILE is a self-initiative, voluntary activity where like-minded members join hands to plan, contribute, organise, collect funds (from interested friends, family, other members) and collectively invest towards “SHE”- Society, Humanity and Environment.
The team has a network of people who operate in states like Meghalaya, Assam, Kolkata, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.
(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)