Central Government Employees Participate in Nationwide Cleaning Programme of Offices, Schools, Railway Stations
Foundation was laid today to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign, which he had announced during his Independence Day speech. All over the country, at the same time, government offices, schools, and railway stations were cleaned as part of this programme. Central Government employees and school students participated in it. The scheme will continue for the next five years.
After taking charge as Prime Minister, as part of his social welfare plans, Narendra Modi has been inviting people’s opinion on various issues through the internet. During his Independence Day speech, he sought for their opinion on removing the current commissions and setting up of new organizations. Opinion was also sought on the Clean India campaign.
Cleaning up the country is one of his ambitious dreams. If India becomes clean, it would easily be among the top 50 tourist destinations of the world. He believes that India could be transformed into an example for other countries to emulate. By giving importance to cleanliness and civic amenities, he believes that in addition to encouraging tourism, it would also bring in economic development. These were the reasons for his launching the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign’.
The grand scheme was launched today, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, all across the country. Narendra Modi personally launched the campaign at Delhi’s Valmiki Basti. Campaign to clean up the road outside the house where Gandhiji lived has also started. Modi picked up the broom and began sweeping the area. Following him, other officials and ministers too picked up the brooms and began cleaning up. More than 31 lakh Central Government employees all over the country participated in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign. They also took the pledge to clean up the nation. It was also announced that awareness campaigns will also be conducted simultaneously.
Prime Minister Modi has said that the scheme could be successfully implemented by cleaning up the residences, work places, roads, bus stands, railway stations and water bodies. Early in the morning, he paid a visit to Rajghat memorial to offer his respects to Gandhiji. Modi requested the participation of all Indians to clean up the country.