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Bedi appreciates clean lake, seeks kids' help for its upkeep

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

: Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi, on her weekend visit to Kanagan lake, a major water body in neighbouring Reddiarpalayam, on Sunday appreciated the clean environment and asked school children, members of voluntary organisations and staff of a research institute to ensure that cleanliness of the lake is maintained

Stressing on maintenance of such infrastructure, the former IPS officer, who used her cycle to visit the lake from her office, motivated the young children to take care of the lake as their property.

Responding to her appeal, school children and others and French Institute of Puducherry came forward to take care of the lake by taking upon themselves certain extent of the area.

Bedi who used certain Tamil words to ask the children and others to ensure 'suthamana eri' (clean lake) said, "The lake is our property and the children can use it during weekends or holidays as tourist destinations."

She also furnished phone numbers for any police help for security purpose.

Bedi asked the police officials who accompanied her to take care of the visitors.

Children presented cultural programmes to welcome the Lieutenant Governor.

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First Published: Sun, February 09 2020. 19:10 IST