Dumping of garbage: Future imperfect for Golf-link

Shillong, May, 15: Shillong Golf course which enjoys the rare privilege of having the largest and the only natural golf course in the whole of Asia, in which every Shillongite knows the importance and significance of the Shillong Golf Links way back since the British days it used to be the biggest natural golf course in the world. Tourists from the across the world flock to this hill station to witness the natural golf course in the whole of Asia, moisture-laden clouds hovering before unleashing incredible amounts of precipitation. However, the negligence of the public play havoc, especially when people go by walking, as the roadside of Golf link has become a dumping ground which affects its natural serenity.

Patners of Pla Iew Club under the leadership of Nicholas J Kharnami on 13 May called for high standard of cleanliness in public places at Golf-link area which falls under Pynthorumkhrah constituency by putting up placard saying “I have a dream”. Green Ambassador campaign calls for cleanliness for each and every citizen of shillong and Meghalaya as a whole is trying to create awareness against dumping of garbage on the roadside of Golf-link.

Nicholas J Kharnami said that lack of civic sense amongst the people will not helping the state tourism from reaching new heights. The failure of local people to treat this place as their own leaves a bad impression on tourists and deters them from visiting this place.

The lackadaisical attitude by our own people in keeping the surrounding clean put question mark over future of Golf-link as well as the Shillong Golf course, he added.


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