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Cleanliness Drive: Ministers Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Religious Places

The ‘Swacchata Abhiyan’ was kicked off by the Prime Minister on January 12, during his recent visit to Kalaram temple in Nashik, Maharashtra

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Cleanliness Drive: Ministers Take Swachhata Abhiyan To Religious Places
The PM encouraged citizens to actively join cleanliness initiatives at temples nationwide and contribute towards the national mission of making India ‘Swachh’

New Delhi: Swachhata Abhiyan takes new strides after Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a clarion call for conducting a cleanliness drive at religious places as part of the campaign . The move comes ahead of the inauguration of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya on January 22. The campaign, which will continue till the temple ceremony, has been taken forward by ministers in several states.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday (January 16), participated in a cleanliness drive at the Hanuman Setu temple. Minister paid obeisance at the temple and also swept its floor with a broom.

Talking to reporters, he said,

“It is matter of joy for people that the consecration ceremony is being held. In the event, not only people from the country but also from abroad will participate.”

Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh participated in the cleanliness drive at Bawe Wali Mata Temple in Jammu on Monday (January 15).

 

Contributing towards the ‘Swachhta Abhiyaan’, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan participated in a cleanliness drive at the Gopal Ji temple in Deogarh.

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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched the ‘Swachh Teerth’ Campaign on Sunday (January 15), by sweeping the Lata Mangeshkar Chowk in Ayodhya. The CM encouraged the public to transform Ayodhya into the cleanest city, emphasising the need to clean all religious, tourist, and pilgrimage sites.

He said that each temple, hospital, school, road, street, and public space should undergo cleaning. Additionally, he called for heightened public awareness to discourage the use of single-use plastic.

 

Meanwhile, BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda also participated in a cleanliness drive at Guru Ravidas Mandir in Karol Bagh, New Delhi, on Sunday.

 

Minister Nadda asserted that the cleanliness drive will continue till January 22 in all locations and bylanes.

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The Swacchata Abhiyan was kicked off by the Prime Minister on January 12, during his recent visit to Kalaram temple in Nashik, Maharashtra.

The PM encouraged citizens to actively join cleanliness initiatives at temples nationwide and contribute towards the national mission of making India ‘Swachh’.

In Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami held a cleanliness drive at Kainchi Dham in Nainital.

 

The cleanliness campaign started in Dehradun with public participation in temples and various places.

 

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As part of the Swachchata Abhiyan campaign, a one-week cleanliness campaign began in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, and will continue till January 22.

Speaking to ANI, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board CEO Anshul Garg said,

A one-week cleanliness campaign will begin today as per the call given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. From 14-21 January, the whole track from Katra to the main ‘Bhavan’ will be cleaned as per the highest cleanliness standards already established by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board. We also welcome the devotees who want to be a part of this cleanliness campaign.

PP Chaudhary, Member of Parliament, and Chairperson- Committee on External Affairs, also flagged off the Swachhata Abhiyan in Pali, Rajasthan, by participating in the cleanliness drive at Nandeshwar Mahadev Temple in the region.

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya participates in the Swachhta Abhiyan.

Minister of State L Murugan participated in a cleanliness drive at Shiva Temple in Nilgiris.

Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha also participated in the ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ in the Kali Bari temple in Melarmath on Monday. He urged the people from all parts of the state to join this programme.

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NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which in its Season 10 is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In a world post COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental well-being, self-care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.

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