PM Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’, world’s largest cleanliness drive, here today.
The movement aims at paying tribute to Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi, fulfilling his dream to clean India before his 150th birth anniversary on October 2.
Segregation of garbage, bringing change in people’s mindset in and around the public toilets, construction of toilets, promoting the usage of public and community toilets among people of all the sections, religion and age is associated with this campaign.
While launching the programme, PM Modi interacted with those who have worked assiduously on the ground to strengthen the Swachha Bharat Mission.
The Cleanliness Movement is being organised before the fourth anniversary of Clean India Mission, which will be celebrated on October 2, 2018.
On Friday, Modi wrote to 2000 citizens from different walks of life, inviting them to be a part of the cleanliness drive. Those invited by the Prime Minister included former judges, retired government officials, winners of gallantry awards, and CWG and Asian Games medallists.
Governors, lieutenant Governors, Chief Ministers and deputy Chief Ministers of all states also have received the invitation.
Eminent Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan and noted Industrialist Ratan Tata praised PM Modi after joining the ‘Sanitation Service’ campaign.
Bachchan said, “PM has shown the country the path of cleanliness and it was the feeling of a person that he thought that I had to clean up and he went ahead and then people came forward.”
Ratan Tata said, “We will continue to be with the Clean India Mission even in future and would like to make some contribution in this regard through technology.”