Narendra Modi launches 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 September launched the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement.

FP Staff September 16, 2018 18:15:42 IST
Narendra Modi launches 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission
Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 September launched the "Swachhata Hi Seva" (cleanliness is service) movement. He interacted with personalities from diverse fields through video conferencing, including industrialist Ratan Tata, actor Amitabh Bachchan, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, and spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev among others. PTI

Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Modi performed "shramdaan" (manual labour) at Babasaheb Ambedkar Higher Secondary School in Delhi after his video interaction. The movement aims at boosting public participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and will continue till 2 October next month. This will also mark the commencement of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. PTI

Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Modi met schoolchildren while he undertook the cleanliness drive. During video conferencing, he said that cleanliness coverage was 40 percent in 2014 and it now has grown to over 90 percent on account of people's efforts. PTI

Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

He further said, "Who could have thought that so much progress could have been made in cleanliness coverage in the last four years that could not be achieved in the last 60-65 years?" Twitter @BJP4India

Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar also participated in the 'Swacchta Hi Sewa' campaign, at Bareri in Nowshera. PTI

Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Union home minister Rajnath Singh along with Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Krishan Pal also took part in the campaign in Faridabad. Modi had re-iterated that the credit for the success of Swachhata Abhiyan goes to the people and not the government alone. He added that over 4.5 lakh villages have been declared as open defecation free in the last four years. PTI

Narendra Modi launches Swachhata Hi Seva campaign aimed at boosting public participation in cleanliness mission

Kiren Rijiju with BJP MP Meenakashi Lekhi interacted with workers in New Delhi on Saturday. Modi, during the launch of the campaign has also said the name of "swachhagrahis" (cleanliness workers) will be written in golden letters when history of this movement is written. PTI

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