Monday, Jan 04, 2021 08:00 [IST]

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A stretch of street in Melli, a town on the West Bengal-Sikkim border, on Sunday appeared pristine, thanks to the initiative of the local police force.
Apart from carrying out their primary duty of maintaining law and order, the police personnel of Melli Police Station launched a massive cleanliness drive across the town in South Sikkim.
The cops were assisted by the Jorethang fire department in the cleanliness effort. The initiative was aimed at inspiring the locals to keep the town, which is one of the two entry points to Sikkim, clean and beautiful.
Locals lauded the effort of the police.
Chief Minister P.S. Golay, too, hailed the effort and took to Facebook to thank the police for, what he termed, the “noble cause”.
Sharing the pictures of the cleanliness drive, the Chief Minister wrote: “As citizens, we have a responsibility of maintaining and conserving our environment, keeping it clean and hygienic and I encourage everyone to do their bit.”

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi