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Cleanliness works start on Babe Nanki Road

Press Trust of India  |  Kapurthala 

Ahead of Sikhism founder Dev's 550th birth anniversary next year, renowned environmentalist Seechewal Sunday led cleanliness and beautification works on the 30-km stretch of berms along Kapurthala-Road.

The road is named after Babe Nanki, sister of Guru Nank Dev, who spent 14 years of his early life at in the house of his sister The Sikh Guru got enlightenment at this place.

Seechewal, along with a large number of activists and locals, removed filth and garbage lying on both sides of the road using tractors and earth movers.

Seechewal told that the cleanliness and beautification drive would continue till November 2019, marking 550th birth anniversary of Dev.

He said all roads leading to mainly Kapurthala-Sultanpur Lodhi via Pajjian, Kapurthala-Sultanpurlodhi via Fattudhinga, Malsian to Sultanpur Lodhi via Lohian and Jalandhar to Sultanpur Lodhi via Kalasingia and Dalla would be cleaned.

These roads would also be beautified with fruit and ornamental plantations, besides flowers beds, he said.

Seechewal and the activists planted saplings on both sides of the 30-km-long road. Seechewal is credited with the cleaning of the 160-km-long holy rivulet manually few years ago.

On Sunday, he expressed his annoyance with the authorities for not effectively stopping the dirty water of towns and villages from flowing into

He said the should stop the flow of dirty water in the holy rivulet, especially at a time when is fast approaching. Seechwal said he would clean the holy from hyacinth and underwater vegetation before the start of the celebrations.

It is believed that Dev used to bathe in this rivulet during his years staying at Sultanpur Lodhi.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 15:40 IST