Swachhata Hi Seva
GUWAHATI, Sept 16: Continuing with the Swachh Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 with a view to achieving the vision of a ‘Clean India’ by Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2, 2019, on September 15, 2018, the PM launched Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign. This has resulted in thousands across the country taking to ‘Shramdaan’ to make toilets and cleaning of public places.
Over 200 persons took part in ‘Swacchhata Shramdaan’ at two locations along the banks of the Brahmaputra in the city - one opposite the Fancy Bazar at Inland Water Transport Site and other along the Sukreshwar Road, Kalipur, to Sukreshwar temple in Guwahati.
Those taking part in the cleanliness drive, cleaned the southern bank of Brahmaputra. There were about 100 ex-service men in the teams of Com UdaySankar Barman and Col D C Kakati of Directorate of Sainik Welfare Assam. Com Barman led his team at Fancy Bazar while Col Kakati was leading his team at Chakreswar Temple Kalipur. About 50 officials from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting led by Dr AM Farooqi, Head, Regional Outreach Bureau were fully involved in the cleanliness task at both the places.
Another group of about 50 GMC workers and officials led by the Executive Engineers of the respective divisions were present in these operations.
Local people were also made aware on cleanliness while leaflets on dry and wet waste, waste segregation, disposal of the same in dustbins were also distributed. Local residents also took part in ‘shramdaan’ mission.