DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon last week urged the Dhaka dwellers to participate in the two-hour-long mass cleaning program which is aimed at raising awareness among people to make the city a clean and healthy one.
The sweeping programme started at 9.00 a.m. on Friday a day before Pahela Baishakh or Bengali New Year 1425 which falls on April 14.
Khokon had earlier said it was not possible to keep the city clean by a few of "us" only. "Everybody is equally responsible to keep this city clean. We'll enter Bengali new year 1425 through cleaning our city."
A similar event organised by India's Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) in May last year had seen the participation of 5,000 people.
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