New Delhi: On Monday, city of Hyderabad made history, when as many as 15,320 students from various educational institutions along with State Home minister Naini Narshimha Reddy, Deputy Chief Minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali , Greater Hyderabad Municipal Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy and IT Minister KT Rama Rao participated in a clean-up drive and swept their way into the High Range World Records for a mass sweeping event. The agenda of the event was to spread awareness among citizens about government’s biggest cleanliness drive – the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and to motivate people to keep their city clean and green and make sure their city perform better in the ongoing Swachh Survekshan, which for the first time is assessing all the 4,041 cities of India on their cleanliness quotient.
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The mass sweeping event was held at BR Ambedkar College in Bagh Lingampally, sharing glimpses of the evenT with netizens IT Minister KT Rama Rao said,
Amazed at the level of enthusiasm of these children to participate in Swachh Survekshan.
MA&UD Minister @KTRTRS participated in Swachh Sarvekshan 2018 program at Ambedkar college, Ramnagar today. Ministers Naini Narasimha Reddy, Talasani Srinivas Yadav, @CommissionrGHMC Janardhan Reddy, also participated. pic.twitter.com/4jeMJps5YN
— Minister for IT, Industries, MA & UD, Telangana (@MinisterKTR) February 12, 2018
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Appealing people of the city to help Hyderabad clinch the first place in Swachh Survekshan 2018, Greater Hyderabad Municipal Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy added,
I appeal everyone – from citizens to students, NGOs and Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) to actively participate in Swachh Survekshan 2018 so that we bag the top rank.
He further said,
Give a miss call to 1969, after dialing, the residents will be asked a series of questions on Hyderabad’s sanitation and cleanliness standards, all the citizens have to do is simply rate these standards.
Last year, Hyderabad was ranked 22 out of the 434 cities, it was awarded an overall score of 1,605 out of 2,000. In 2016, the city was ranked 19th among 73 cities with more than 1 million population and in 2015, it had got 275th place among 476 cities and towns.
This year, the city is gearing up to get a spot in top 10 cleanest cities of India.