Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched on Saturday “Swachhata Hi Seva Movement” to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2.
Modi, in a series of tweets on September 12, had urged people to join the movement and create a “Swachh Bharat”.
“On October 2, we mark the start of Gandhi Ji’s 150th birth anniversary. It is also the day Swachh Bharat Mission completes 4 years of being a historic mass movement aimed at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India. I salute all those working towards a Swachh Bharat!” he had said.
Modi’s $20 billion “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission” aims to construct 111 million latrines in five years. Almost 80 million household toilets are estimated to have been built since Modi’s 2014 pledge to ensure universal sanitation coverage by October 2019.
Here are live updates on the launch of “Swachhata Hi Seva Movement”:
Need to improve waste management: PM Modi
PM Modi said that there is a need to improve and make better the waste management system in the country so as to further the clean India drive.
Swachh Bharat is nation’s movement: Sadhguru
“Swachh Bharat is not a movement of any government or any prime minister. This is a nation’s movement,” said Sadhguru at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’
PM Modi extends regards to ITBP personnel
During an interaction with the ITBP personnel at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ PM Modi extended regards saying, “you’re always there in the hour of need whether it be on borders or during a calamity. You’ve made the country by being a part of this mission.”
Tata Trust supports ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’: Ratan Tata
The Tata Trust is actively supporting the ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ and their support will continue in the years to come especially in bringing more technology, said Rata Tati to PM Modi at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’
TV an effective way to spread cleanliness message: Amitabh Bachchan
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday while interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that he found TV to be an “effective way to spread the message of cleanliness”.
“Four years ago, you (Modi) introduced the nation to the Swachh Bharat Mission. I too decided to get involved as a citizen of India. I have been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including the campaign to clean the Versova beach in Mumbai,” Bachchan said to Modi during the launch of the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ via his NaMo App.
People from all sections have joined the mission: PM
From today till Gandhi Jayanti, PM Modi urged the nation to re-dedicate themselves towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of Clean India. ‘Swacch Bharat Mission’ that began 4 yrs ago has reached an important stage today, where people from all sections have joined the mission.
Youngsters ambassadors of social change: PM
During his address, PM Modi said that youngsters are ambassadors of social change and the way they have furthered the message of cleanliness is commendable. The youth are at the forefront of a positive change in India.
Nari Shakti’s contribution immense: PM
The contribution of India’s Nari Shakti in the Swachh Bharat Mission is immense., says Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement.’
Movement aims at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India: PM
‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ aims at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India: PM Narendra Modi on the launch of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’