Enthusiastic response to PM's 'Swachh Bharat' mission

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Sangrur
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2014 19:12 IST

Gandhi Jayanti remained hectic for all government employees, school and college students as the district administration extended its full support to the 'Swachh Bharat' mission, the pet project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that aims at a 'Clean India'.

Though the move was earlier condemned by many, especially government employees, on the final day almost all officials appreciated the move.

"It was a good step taken by the Prime Minister. The decision will at least help students to learn the importance of cleanliness. We asked all the students to participate, and were pleased to see that there was an 80% turnout for the initiative," said Sumita Rani of Government Senior Secondary School, Bhawanigarh.

Similarly, Sukhbir Singh, a teacher at Government High School, Dhuri, said, "Almost all the students were present and pledged for cleanliness; the initiative was taken at a good time because our country must especially focus towards the issue of cleanliness."

Besides, functions were organised at all government schools, colleges as well as at the district police headquarters.
"Though we have already declared Sunday as a cleaning day, today was a special day for the police and police officers cleaned all 22 police stations and police posts in the district," said Sangrur senior superintendent of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu.

Shiromani Akali Dal general secretary Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa also took part in the campaign and said, "The PM's call for a cleanliness drive was the need of the hour, and the message should reach every household."

In a special move, prisoners and under-trials also took part in the campaign by cleaning their wards.

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