The commitment of the Department of Land Resources and the active participation of citizens are essential steps towards realizing the dream of a ‘Garbage Free India’ and a clean, healthy country.
As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary, the Department of Land Resources (DOLR) under the Ministry of Rural Development has organized ‘Shramadan-Suchhata Hi Seva’ at Shivaji Stadium Bus Terminal (NDMC Area). Organized a cleaning program. New Delhi today. The event was part of the ongoing Suchhata Pakhwada – Suchhata Hai Seva (SHS) campaign for 2023.
The Swachh Bharat Mission, with its focus on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of a ‘waste-free India’, aims to promote scientific waste management, turn waste into wealth, and implement a circular economy. . In line with this vision, DOLR organized the event with the active participation of its officers and personnel, led by Secretary Ajay Turki.
The clean-up event saw significant enthusiasm and participation not only from DOLR officers and personnel but also from the local community. Activities were carefully planned, with four teams assigned to cover separate sections of the Shivaji Stadium Bus Terminal.
The success of the event was evident from the impact it had on both the officers and personnel of DOLR and the general public, who actively participated in shram daan (volunteering) to contribute to the cleanliness drive.
The Swachhata Hi Seva campaign, launched by the Government of India, adopts a holistic approach involving all government departments to achieve high levels of cleanliness through Shramdan and Jan Bhagidari (community participation). The campaign is a major step forward from the historic Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), which entered its second phase, SBM 2.0, in 2021. The success of this phase depends heavily on the active participation of citizens.
In his call to action, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to all citizens to engage in Sharmadaan for an hour on October 1, 2023 at 10 am for reflection. This collective effort serves as a ‘suchanjali’ (homage) to Mahatma Gandhi on this occasion. On his birth anniversary, emphasized the importance of cleanliness and community involvement in building a clean and healthy India.
As the nation prepares to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2, 2023, events like ‘Shramadan-Suchhata Hi Seva’ remind us of his timeless message of cleanliness, selfless service, and a cleaner, more sustainable India. remind of
First Published: 01 Oct 2023, 13:14 IST
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