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Sep 14, 2018
6:08PM

Swachhata Hi Sewa campaign to be launched tomorrow

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The mega countrywide Swachhata Hi Sewa campaign will be launched tomorrow. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the fortnight campaign through video conferencing and interact with a cross-section of people from 18 locations across the country. Mr Modi will interact with school-children, jawans, spiritual leaders, members of milk and agricultural cooperatives, media persons, local government representatives, railway employees, Self Help Groups, and Swachhagrahis, among others. 

Earlier, describing this movement as a great way to pay tributes to Bapu, the Prime Minister in a video message, had exhorted the people to be part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a Swachh Bharat. 

The objective of the campaign is to mobilise people and reinforce the public movement for sanitation to contribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Clean India. 

The campaign will accelerate the momentum of Swachh Bharat in the run-up to its 4th anniversary on 2nd of October. 

The rural sanitation coverage has reached over 92 per cent from 39 per cent in October 2014, when Swachh Bharat Mission was launched. Nineteen States and Union Territories have been declared Open Defecation Free so far. 

During this period, a series of activities including Swachhata Sabhas, Seva Diwas, Railways Swachhata Divas, Antyodaya Divas will take place across the country. Mass Swachhata rally will be organised by school children. 

Swachhata Gram Sabha's and Sharamdaan will be held in all two lakh 50 thousand gram panchayat and each gram panchayat will organise at least one Swachhata Nukkad Natak. 

Besides massive sanitation drive will be organised all industrial estates. Over 10 lakh registered doctors will hold local swacchhta clinic and nine lakh Asha workers will hold cleanness drive at primary health centres. 

The Swachhata Hi Sewa Campaign will Culminate with Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention to be Held in New Delhi from 29th September to 2nd of October.
 

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