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CM Eknath Shinde tells collectors to clean all temples within a week

Updated on: 15 January,2024 12:49 PM IST  |  Mumbai
mid-day online correspondent |

Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde has asked district collectors to lead a quick cleanliness initiative in the state's temples in line with PM Modi's push for temple cleanliness.

CM Eknath Shinde tells collectors to clean all temples within a week

CM Eknath Shinde/ File Photo

To accord with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's push for temple cleanliness, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has asked district collectors to spearhead a quick cleanliness initiative across the state's temples. The goal is to noticeably improve cleanliness and embellish temples with electric lights within a week of the Lord Ram temple's consecration on January 22, a report in PTI stated. 

According to the report, Shinde emphasised the need for fast action during a review meeting convened by him at his official house on Sunday. Each district's District Planning and Development Council (DPDC) has been pushed to give cash for regular temple cleaning, with Shinde proposing a unique system.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given a call to keep temples clean. The district collectors in Maharashtra should undertake a cleanliness drive across all the temples and decorate them with electric lights. The change should be visible within a week," Shinde was quoted as saying. 

In addition, the Chief Minister gave the state revenue department instructions to name a nodal officer to supervise the cleaning drive's advancement. According to the newspaper, the campaign's goal is to support well-kept and beautifully decorated temples throughout Maharashtra, in keeping with Prime Minister Modi's larger national call for temple cleaning.

Recently, CM Shinde was spotted paying obeisance to the Kopineshwar Temple in Thane. After offering prayers, he also participated in a deep cleaning drive and cleaned the temple premises. 

On Sunday, he visited a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman and also participated in a deep cleaning drive in parts of the western suburbs of Kandivali, Borivali and Dahisar East. Following that, he wrote in a social media post, "Participated in a deep cleaning drive in Kandivali, Borivali, and Dahisar East properties today organised by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. Today, the western suburbs saw the execution of the second phase of the Total Swachhta Abhiyaan, which began with the mission of cleaning the whole city of Mumbai. On this occasion MLA Prakash Surve, Municipal Corporation Commissioner and Administrator Dr Iqbal Singh Chahal, Additional Municipal Commissioner (Western Suburbs). In attendance was Sudhakar Shinde."

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