The 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' or Clean India campaign was launched in various parts of the district on Thursday.
Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal led party activists to start the campaign, whereas chief parliamentary secretary Inder Dutt Lakhanpal flagged off the official campaign.
Lakhanpal and other party activists cleaned various roads of the town by taking brooms in their hands and appealed people to join the movement that was for their benefit and welfare.
Launching the campaign, he said since this campaign was brain child of Mahtma Gandhi, everybody should actively take part in it to make the nation neat and clean.
He also attended a function at Mahre Kaswa of the district and took part in the cleanliness drive.
On other, Dhumal led the campaign from the Town Hall. By taking broom in his hands, he cleaned parts of the town hall.
Exhorting the party workers to take part in this campaign, he said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was initiating steps to make all Indians self-sufficient.
Various such functions were also held in other parts of the district, especially, educational institutes where students took oath to keep their surroundings neat and clean.
Bureaucrats, NGOs take part in cleanness drives in Bilaspur
Enthusiast to become a part of the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', bureaucrats, administration, social organisations, employees of diffeerent offices actively participated in the cleanness drive here on Thursday.
To Mark the occasion as part of 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, deputy commissioner Ajay Sharma, superintendent of police Ashok Kumar, administered oath to the employees to at least contribute 100 hours in a year for the cleanness. Later, officers cleaned the courtyard of mini secretariat. Congress party workers also took oath and paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Indira Bhawan. Industrialist Association under Shashi Pal Sharma also took the initiative by cleaning the industrial area near ITI. On this occasion, CPS Rajesh Dharmani at Ghumarwin and MLA Bambar Thakur at Sadar Bilaspur became the part of the cleanness drive.
Clean up drives launched in Kullu, Manali
A massive cleanliness drive was launched in Manali subdivision on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on Thursday. On the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, government employees and school students organised cleanliness drive all over the subdivision. Rallies were organised by the school children to exhort people to make the area pollution- free. Local branch of Sant Nirankari Mandal, government senior secondary school with local municipal council, various panchayats and all private schools of the subdivision jointly organised cleanliness drives.
Local SDM Viney Dhiman and deputy director tourism and civil aviation Ashwani Kumar said all NGOs and government organisations actively participated in the drive.
Besides, a cleanliness drive was also launched at Kullu near Lal Chand Prarathi Kala Kendra led by deputy commissioner Rakesh Kanwar. The DC administered oath to all employees to keep cleanliness. District police chief Surender Verma was also present on the occasion. Later, tributes were paid to Mahatma Gandhi at Lal Chand Pararthi Kala Kendra.