Marking World Tourism Day, a cleanliness drive to different areas of Alchi, Basgo, Saspol, and Chuchot was arranged on September 27.
The cleanliness drive was organised by J&K Tourism Leh in collaboration with Leh Development Authority and Overland Escape, co-sponsored by Ladakh Tempo Traveler Association, Leh and Ladakh Taxi union.
Flagging off the drive, Dr. Zahida Bano, ADC, Leh highlighted the significance of celebrating World Tourism Day. She stressed on the need to keep tourist destinations neat and clean to ensure better tourism promotion in the region.
She appreciated the initiatives of Overland Escape for their contribution in conducting cleanliness drive every year in the district.
Tundup Dorjay, Proprietor, Overland Escape said, " It’s been more than 15 years that our team is doing this cleaning campaign once in a year. We need more awareness among local people for proper disposal of garbages because many a time we end up blaming tourists. During the cleanliness drive near Chuchot bridge, we have noticed that the wastes are thrown mostly by the locals after a picnic and party."
Volunteers from Satellite Campus (Taru University), Leh Development Authority, Overland Escape, and Tourism Department collected wastes from different areas.