Kozhikode: Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today asked all government departments to emulate the example set by the Indian Railways for cleanliness in the country. Inaugurating the “Swachh Bharat, Swachh Rail week,” drive at the railway station here, he said, “Indian Railways has set an example for cleanliness in the country and has become a role model. Other departments should also emulate it.”
The Swachh Bharat Mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become a mass movement in the country, Naidu said. Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu, who spoke on the occasion, said the nine-day campaign ‘Swachhta Saptaah’, was successfully conducted in Railways from September 17 ending today.
Minister for Rural development, Panchayati Raj, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Narendra Singh Tomar stressed the need for taking the message of cleanliness to rural areas. Volunteers of National Service Scheme and the public took out a rally in the city.
To commemorate the second anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission, a cleanliness drive has been launched by the Centre from September 25, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Jayanti till October 2, Gandhi Jayanthi.