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One of Meghalaya’s most prominent figures in the crusade to preserve the environment, West Garo Hills DC Ram Singh, has once again shown why is one of the most inspiring figures for the youths of the Northeast.

2 August (Wednesday) on the occasion of ‘Gandhi Jayanti’ the DC, along with his team, took part in cycling, plogging (picking up wastes while jogging), and the ‘Meghalaya Plastic Challenge’ at the Pelga Falls in Tura to raise awareness awareness about environment conservation.

Announcing this via social media, he wrote, “2nd October Tribute to the Father of the Nation.. Cycling , Walkathon, Plogging and Meghalaya Plastic Challenge in Pelga Falls.”

However, the pictures that he shared on social media raised some eyebrows, as he was seen collecting wastes in plastic bags. It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian Government has resolved to ban single-use plastics from today onwards.

However, social media users were generous with their praise for the DC, and lauded him for his efforts to preserve the environment.

Earlier, Ram Singh came into the limelight after it was discovered that he walks 10 kilometers every single week to buy organic vegetables from local tribal farmers.

Sometimes, the DC is accompanied by his wife and their infant son, who is tied to his mother’s back in Meghalaya’s Tura. The DC can often be seen making the long trek with a large bamboo-made basket on his back, meant to hold the fresh greens.

Sharing the Garo Hills story on social media, Robert G Lyngdoh, a resident of Meghalaya, wrote, “This is the new face of Indian Bureaucracy. I am inspired. I guess the new breed of bureaucrats are very adoptive and act more as influencers; especially when they are posted in remote areas.”