e-participation through social media has been playing a vital role to minimize the communication gap between the Government and the community in Bangladesh. It has become a buzz word since it helped the government officials and the citizens to come together to act on a particular issue. It also helps to take social action for social and public good. Tangail District has taken an initiative of cleaning the Louhojong River through; 1) connecting people, 2) using knowledge and experi-ence from Barisal Jel Canal cleaning drive, and 3) using social media. In this brief the story of Tangail Louhojong river cleaning drive has been assessed critically from the lens of Social Experts.
Barisal has put forth an excellent example of cleaning the Barisal Jel Khal (canal) with the help of the social capital raised by the government and citizens. Following the footsteps of this drive, The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Tangail decided to clean the Historical LOUHOJONG River of Tangail. He gathered knowledge, experiences and support from the DC and Citizen Journalists of Barisal.
At First the DC of Tangail exchanged views underpinning the necessity of cleaning the Louhojong river through meetings, addressing all stakeholders to join in this cause and to provide their insights. Many organizations and institutions responded very positively and gave their mandate and support.