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Arunachal is all set for 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign

Arunachal is all set for 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign”

Swachh Bharat Mission ambassadors, corporates and other voluntary organisations will also participate in the activities. While the campaign is set to be launched by President Ram Nath Kovind in Kanpur Dehat on Friday, according to Indian Express, it will end on the birth anniversary of the father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi.

This follows an impassioned call by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, ahead of the 3rd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission that falls on 2nd October. As per a briefing gives by Union Council of Ministers, Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation on Tuesday, "Do individual shramdaan for construction of toilets or any cleaning of pubic place on Seva Divas", Iyer told the ministers.

Elaborate plans have been made along with the state governments to reach out to the poor and marginalised and provide them with sustainable sanitation services, the spokesman said.

As part of the launch programme, President Kovind will visit Ishwariganj village to honour five people who played a key role in making the area an open-defecation free. Largescale cleaning of hospitals, parks, statues, bus stops, railway stations and ponds will be taken up on September 25, Financial Times reported. "In addition, there shall be simultaneous mass awareness campaign for promotion of "Twin Pit Toilet Technology" and cleanliness, health and hygiene using efficient and effective use of social, audio-visual and print media and also by engaging change agents like school children, women and grassroots leaders to create awareness and public participation for visible sanitation improvement during the campaign period", added CE Jyoti.

In the districts, cleanliness drives shall be undertaken in iconic places, like Tawang Monastery, Upper Gompa, Malinithan, Bhismaknagar, Parshuram Kund, Golden Pagoda, War Memorial, rivers, streams, waterfalls, etc.

On Seva Diwas, 17th September, Doordarshan has organised a World TV Premiere of "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", a film that has an overwhelming message about access and usage of toilets on Doordarshan, at 11am.



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