NEW DELHI: In a call to action, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has invited citizens across the country to unite for a nationwide cleanliness drive scheduled for 10 am on October 1. Stressing that maintaining a clean India is a collective duty, he delivered this message through a post on social media platform X.
The Prime Minister's message read, "On October 1 at 10 am, we come together for a pivotal cleanliness initiative. A Swachh Bharat is a shared responsibility, and every effort counts. Join this noble endeavor to usher in a cleaner future."
It is worth mentioning here that this significant drive is set to commence on the eve of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, a day that holds profound significance for India. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, placed immense emphasis on sanitation throughout his lifetime, making it a central aspect of his vision for India's progress.
The nationwide cleanliness drive on October 1 is an opportunity for individuals and communities to come together and make a tangible impact by participating in various cleanliness activities, furthering the cause of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Prime Minister Modi's call for collective action in maintaining cleanliness aims to inspire and mobilize citizens to actively contribute to a cleaner and healthier India.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a moment on Friday to express his warm congratulations to India's accomplished athletes who secured medals in the Asian Games, with special praise for the country's sharpshooters who consistently hit the bullseye in various events.
Commending Palak Gulia for her remarkable victory in the women's 10m air pistol event, Modi lauded her precision and unwavering focus, describing her achievement as a source of immense pride for the nation.
"In another remarkable moment for Indian shooting," he remarked on X.
The impressive accomplishments of India's marksmen also extended to the 50m rifle discipline, where the men's 3-positions team, consisting of the youthful trio of Aishwary Pratap Singh Tomar (591), Swapnil Kusale (591), and Akhil Sheoran (587), not only triumphed over a Chinese challenge but also set a world record score of 1769, securing the top spot on the podium.
Modi praised this remarkable feat, hailing it as a stupendous win and highlighting the exceptional determination and teamwork exhibited by the triumphant trio.