Following the cleanliness mandate issued by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration on Saturday launched a voluntary cleanliness drive at the collectorate complex in Surajpur. A number of officials and staff members participated in it.
The CM had recently taken a vow along with his cabinet colleagues to clean the entire state. Besides ministers, all state government officials have also been asked to commit 100 hours every year to the cause. As part of the pledge, state police officers have been asked to clean their respective police stations themselves.
District magistrate NP Singh had on Friday asked all administration staff to clean and re-organise their respective offices in the collectorate complex. The cleanliness drive began on Saturday morning.
“This will be a regular feature from now. All other departments in the district have launched cleanliness drives, which is a welcome move,” he said.
The Greater Noida authority and municipal corporation also extended their support to the cleanliness drive by providing men and machinery.
Rajesh Kumar Singh, sub-divisional magistrate, Sadar, who participated in the drive, applauded the voluntary service by his colleagues and staff on Saturday.
“Although the district administration had requested 40 ‘safai karamcharis’ (cleaning staff) from Greater Noida authority, only eight of them reported at the collectorate. Their brooms were not strong enough so the Nagar Pallika cleaning staff brought brooms strong enough to clean the roads. Authority officials extended full support and provided earth movers and dumpers,” Singh added.
The officials and staff cleaned their tables, shelves, ceiling fans, window panes and floor in their respective offices.