Swachh Bharat Mission: From date, history, significance to PM Modi's call for ‘Clean India’ today
PM Modi urges the nation to actively participate in the mega cleanliness drive on October 1 at 10 AM.
The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti that commemorates birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi also known as Mahatma, Bapu or Father of the Nation.
On September 29, PM Modi said that Swachh Bharat (Clean India) is a collective responsibility and that every contribution matters. In a post on X (formerly Twitter), he stated, "1st October at 10 AM, we come together for a pivotal cleanliness initiative. A Swachh Bharat is a shared responsibility, and every effort counts. Join this noble endeavour to usher in a cleaner future."
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India's Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs & Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, Hardeep Sigh Puri took to X to call on people to actively participate in the event today.
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During his 105th episode of Mann ki Baat, PM Modi stated that a major cleanliness event is scheduled for October 1 at 10 AM. He encouraged citizens to allocate their time and participate in this cleanliness campaign within their neighborhoods, parks, riversides, and public areas.
This initiative, titled the 'Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' Campaign, is a mega cleanliness drive to mark Gandhi Jayanti celebrations. PM Modi appealed for one hour of 'Shramdaan for swachhata' at 10 AM on October 1.
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A dedicated portal has been established to assist organizations in organising various activities, and it will also invite influencers and citizens to join as Swachhata Ambassadors. Participants can upload pictures to the portal to mark their involvement.
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