Highlights: PM Modi launches ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement to fulfil Gandhi’s dream of a clean India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on Saturday “Swachhata Hi Seva Movement” to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2.Terming it a historic movement to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India, PM Modi launched the movement while interacting with volunteers from across the nation via video conferencing. He also said that only by building toilets India won’t become clean, rather cleanliness is a habit which one has to adapt and follow everyday.Modi, in a series of tweets on September 12, had urged people to join the movement and create a “Swachh Bharat”. He had written personalised letters to around 2000 citizens from different walks of life inviting them to join the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ and strengthen the Swachh Bharat Mission.“On October 2, we mark the start of Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary. It is also the day Swachh Bharat Mission completes 4 years of being a historic mass movement aimed at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India. I salute all those working towards a Swachh Bharat!” he had said.Modi’s $20 billion “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission” aims to construct 111 million latrines in five years. Almost 80 million household toilets are estimated to have been built since Modi’s 2014 pledge to ensure universal sanitation coverage by October 2019. Here are the highlight of the launch of “Swachhata Hi Seva Movement”:
Amit Shah cleans Hyderabad road
BJP president Amit Shah cleans Hyderabad’s Bheema Maidan road near NTR stadium in Domalguda as a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.
Union minister Piyush Goyal cleans Old Delhi railway station
Union minister Piyush Goyal cleans Old Delhi railway station as a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad cleans Patna’s Mithapur
Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday took to cleaning Patna’s Mithapur area as a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.12:10 pm IST
PM Modi interacts with school students
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with students at Baba Sahib Ambedkar Higher Secondary School in Paharganj while sweeping the premises of the school in the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.
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With enthusiastic young friends at the Baba Sahib Ambedkar Secondary School in Delhi. It is India’s youth that have led from the front and ushered in a positive change when it comes to cleanliness. #SHS18 pic.twitter.com/3xVxUPxZv5— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 15, 2018
PM Modi sweeps premises of school in Delhi’s Paharganj
Prime Minister Narendra Modi sweeps the premises of Baba Sahib Ambedkar Higher Secondary School in Paharganj as a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.
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#WATCH: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sweeps & cleans the premises of Baba Sahib Ambedkar Higher Secondary School in Delhi's Paharganj as a part of #SwachhataHiSeva movement. pic.twitter.com/sqjN7zxGmg— ANI (@ANI) September 15, 2018
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan cleans parts of Delhi’s Vasant Vihar
Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan cleans parts of Delhi’s Vasant Vihar area as a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.
Rajnath Singh sweeps streets in Faridabad
Union home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday began sweeping the streets in Faridabad as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.
Only building toilets won’t make India clean, cleanliness is a habit: PM Modi
Terming it a historic movement to fulfil Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India, PM Modi launched the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ today, while interacting with volunteers from across the nation via video conferencing.
He also said that only by building toilets India won’t become clean, rather cleanliness is a habit which one has to adapt and follow everyday.11:20 am IST
PM Modi interacts with Mata Amritanandamayi
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मैं माता अमृतानंदमयी जी का भी विशेष आभारी हूं कि उन्होंने मानव अधिकार के इस पवित्र लक्ष्य को अपना आशीर्वाद दिया है। देश के गरीब, ज़रूरतमंद के लिए आप हमेशा उम्मीद और रोशनी की किरण रही हैं: PM @narendramodi to Mata @Amritanandamayi Ji #SHS18— PMO India (@PMOIndia) September 15, 2018
Railways has done commendable work in furthering cleanliness: PM11:05 am IST
Devotees from Ajmer Sharif Dargah connect with PM
Devotees from the Ajmer Sharif Dargah are talking to PM Modi at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’10:55 am IST
Need to keep our homes clean first: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
First of all, we must keep our homes clean so that we can keep public places clean too, said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, of The Art of Living Foundation.
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You have infused such fervour in people, especially the youth, that they have made it a mission to make their nation scale new heights: @SriSri to PM @narendramodi #SwachhataHiSeva #SHS2018 #SHS18 pic.twitter.com/4cRX2cLnTy— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 15, 2018
Emphasis on cleanliness has changed condition of UP: CM Yogi Adityanath
“Earlier for UP, cleanliness was a distant dream. But your emphasis on cleanliness has changed the condition of the state. After March 2017, the movement towards a Swachh Bharat got a boost in our state,” said UP CM Yogi Adityanath to PM Modi at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’10:45 am IST
Need to improve waste management: PM Modi
PM Modi said that there is a need to improve and make better the waste management system in the country so as to further the clean India drive.10:35 am IST
Swachh Bharat is nation’s movement: Sadhguru
“Swachh Bharat is not a movement of any government or any prime minister. This is a nation’s movement,” said Sadhguru at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’
10:25 am IST
We are a nation with over 10000 years culture; the drainage systems of Mohenjodaro had left even the British in awe; India has a long history of both personal and public hygiene: @SadhguruJV #SwachhataHiSewa #SHS2018 @swachhbharat @swachhbharatgov @narendramodi @ishafoundation pic.twitter.com/MWMyhzwDh8— PIB India (@PIB_India) September 15, 2018
PM Modi extends regards to ITBP personnel
During an interaction with the ITBP personnel at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ PM Modi extended regards saying, “you’re always there in the hour of need whether it be on borders or during a calamity. You’ve made the country by being a part of this mission.”10:15 am IST
Tata Trust supports ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’: Ratan Tata
The Tata Trust is actively supporting the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and their support will continue in the years to come especially in bringing more technology, said Rata Tati to PM Modi at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’10:00 am IST
TV an effective way to spread cleanliness message: Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found TV to be an “effective way to spread the message of cleanliness”.
“Four years ago, you (Modi) introduced the nation to the Swachh Bharat Mission. I too decided to get involved as a citizen of India. I have been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including the campaign to clean the Versova beach in Mumbai,” Bachchan said to Modi during the launch of the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ via his NaMo App.9:55 am IST
People from all sections have joined the mission: PM
From today till Gandhi Jayanti, PM Modi urged the nation to re-dedicate themselves towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of Clean India. ‘Swacch Bharat Mission’ that began 4 yrs ago has reached an important stage today, where people from all sections have joined the mission.9:50 am IST
Youngsters ambassadors of social change: PM
During his address, PM Modi said that youngsters are ambassadors of social change and the way they have furthered the message of cleanliness is commendable. The youth are at the forefront of a positive change in India.9:45 am IST
Nari Shakti’s contribution immense: PM
The contribution of India’s Nari Shakti in the Swachh Bharat Mission is immense., says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’9:40am IST
Movement aims at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India: PM
‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ aims at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India: PM Narendra Modi on the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’