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Walkathon held to support Akshar Foundation’s Green School Initiative
STAFF REPORTER
 GUWAHATI, Nov 12 - Assam Foundation of North America (AFNA), a non-profit tax exempt organisation, held the debut edition of 5 km walkathon at Plainsboro Township in New Jersey, USA, recently to support Assam’s Akshar Foundation’s Green School Initiative that accepts plastic waste as school fees. The Mayor of Plainsboro, New Jersey, supported the cause.

Participants including senior citizens, high school students and children spread their joy and enthusiasm, making the event a great success. Held at the Morris Davison Park, the walkathon kicked off at 10:30 am with participants walking 5 km around the park, a flat, paved path.

The walkathon was conceptualised by AFNA, which encourages and facilitates organisational and individual efforts to further mutual understanding and cooperation between Assam and North America. It was organised to support Akshar Foundation’s unique initiative of accepting school fees of “at least 25 plastic materials a week”.

Akshar Foundation is an Assam based education NGO that recently made headlines globally for the innovative policy of “Plastic as School Fees”, wherein students are required to submit household plastic to the school recycling centre on a weekly basis.

Niren Choudhury, spokesperson of AFNA, said that he was happy to see the huge turnout.

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