Swachhata Hi Seva campaign: Several establishments, including govt, police officials and civic offices got together for cleanliness drives in Thane and Palghar
CISF officials during Swachhata Hi Seva drive in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Pic/CISF
Swachhata Hi Seva campaign: Several establishments, including government, police officials, civic offices, public institutions, educational institutes and the local citizens, in Maharashtra's Palghar and Thane districts held cleanliness drives as part of Swachhata Hi Seva campaign on Sunday as part of a nationwide campaign, reported the PTI.
According to the PTI, DCP Sanjay Patil of Navi Mumbai police said that more than 350 cops participated in the cleanliness drive at their police headquarters.
In a recent episode of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for one hour of shramdaan for swachhata on October 1 by all citizens and said it would be a Swachhanjali to Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary, as per the PTI.
In Thane, local MLA Sanjay Kelkar was among the many local citizens who were part of a similar drive in Yeoor forest, according to the PTI.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor Ramesh Bais and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday joined citizens in a cleanliness campaign at Girgaon Chowpatty in Mumbai as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for "one hour of shramdaan (voluntary labour) for swachhata" on October 1 as a "Swachhanjali" (tribute through cleanliness) to Mahatma Gandhi, reported the PTI.
Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis also took part in the drive at Girgaon Chowpatty, according to PTI.
According to the PTI, while responding to a query from the media, Devendra Fadnavis said the Maharashtra government has already issued an order to reserve 3 per cent of District Planning Development Committee funds for fort restoration, repair, maintenance and cleanliness throughout the year.
On the 105th episode of 'Mann ki Baat', Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed for an hour of voluntary labour for cleanliness on October 1 as part of his call of 'Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath' on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
The mega cleanliness drive wants citizens from all walks of life to join in actual cleaning activities at public places like markets, railway tracks, water bodies, tourist sites, places of worship, among others, according to the PTI.
(with PTI inputs)