New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the people to come together at 10 am today to dedicate one hour to cleanliness and help build a bright future for the country. In a social media post, Mr Modi said that Swachh Bharat is the collective responsibility of all the family members of the country and every effort of public participation is very important in this direction.
People across the country will take part in mega cleanliness drive today on the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister has appealed to the citizen for one hour of shramdaan for cleanliness drive at 10 AM today to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary. In the last Mann ki Baat programme, the Prime Minister highlighted the importance of Swachhata Hi Seva Abhiyan, urging people to join hands and take out time for mega cleanliness drive on 1st of October.
The Prime Minister’s call for Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath could be the world’s largest voluntary effort for a cleaner India. Over six lakh 40 thousand sites have been adopted for shramdaan from urban and rural India under this mega cleanliness drive. Citizens from all walks of life will take part in cleaning activities at public places like market spaces, railway tracks, water bodies, tourist locations, places of worship and other areas.
A large number of Resident Welfare Associations have also come forward to volunteer for shramdaan in nearly one lakh residential areas. Village communities have come forward to adopt around 35 thousand anganwadi centres all over the nation. In this unique initiative, Indian Army, Navy, Air force personnel will join hands with civilians to clean various sites. At the cleaning sites, citizens can click pictures and upload on the portal swachhatahiseva.com.