The mega cleanliness drive - 'Ek tareekh ek ghanta ek saath' called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conducted across the nation on Sunday. PM Modi along with wrestler Ankit Baiyanpuriya conducted a cleanliness drive at a park.
"Today, as the nation focuses on Swachhata, Ankit Baiyanpuriya and I did the same! Beyond just cleanliness, we blended fitness and well-being also into the mix. It is all about that Swachh and Swasth Bharat vibe!," PM Modi on X.
Home Minister Amit Shah participates in the 'Shramdaan for cleanliness' program under the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign in Ahmedabad. While, BJP chief JP Nadda and Union Minister Meenakashi Lekhi participated in 'Swacchta Abhiyan' in Delhi.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was seen on Naimisharanya Dham road, Sitapur with a broom. He along with a group of his supporters was seen cleaning the road.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde participated in the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign in Mumbai.
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw atended the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign in Haryana's Gurugram.
On his 105th episode of Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi appealed to people for 1 hour of shramdaan for the swachhata at 10 am on October 1. The PM asserted it would be a collective ‘swachhanjali’ (homage) to Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) on the eve of his Jayanti (October 1).
A big event on cleanliness is going to be organized on October 1, i.e. Sunday at 10 am. You too should take out time and help in this campaign related to cleanliness. You can also join this cleanliness campaign in your street, or neighbourhood…or at a park, river, lake or any other public place,” he urged.
The mega cleanliness drive calls upon citizens from all walks of life to join in actual cleaning activities of public places like market spaces, railway tracks water bodies tourist locations, religious places etc. Every town, Gram Panchayat, all sectors of the government like civil aviation, railways, information & technology etc, and public institutions will be facilitating cleanliness events led by the citizens.