Swachhata hi Seva

OrgbleEntertainment Published on: October 6, 2017 250 Views
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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan is a mission that has brought together the entire country to fight against the stubborn evil of insanitation and to ensure a clean India. The fight took on renewed energy through the efforts of the Narendra Modi Government to ensure an open-defection free, clean India | Offering an impetus to the mission, President Ram Nath Kovind launched a fortnight-long initiative, ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ (Cleanliness is Service) campaign from Uttar Pradesh. Launched from Iswariganj village near Kanpur, the President urged the citizens to take a pledge to keep their surroundings clean. | During the event, the President appreciated the efforts of Ishwariganj village to make their village open-defection free and encouraged citizens to take inspiration from this village. “We should make united efforts for cleanliness. It is not only the responsibility of the sanitation staff but all of us. Ensuring cleanliness will be the true tribute to Mahatma Gandhi,” he said, adding that diseases, including mental illness, can happen due to unclean atmosphere. Appreciating the efforts of citizens, President Kovind lauded the resolve of women who refused to marry into homes without any toilets. He also appreciated the efforts of actors Amitabh Bachchan and Akshay Kumar for their support to the cause. Inviting celebrities to show their support and spread awareness, the Prime Minister sent personal letters urging them to participate. | The campaign which is scheduled to conclude on October 2 on Gandhi Jayant will be marked by various ongoing initiatives across the country. |