- November 9, 2016
- Posted by: amdaindia
- Category: Urban News
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has said that ‘Swachhta’ (cleanliness) is a state of mind and that the countrywide ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,’ inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is meant to develop the habit of cleanliness both within and outside. He said clean body, clean mind and clean surroundings are imperative for a society to progress.
Addressing a ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ programme organised by ‘All India Journalists Welfare Association’ at India Gate, Singh recalled that in his very first Independence Day address as Prime Minister from the Red Fort, Modi had made a fervent call for launch of cleanliness drive beginning with the construction of female toilets across the country. Many who heard his address that day were quite amused to hear a Prime Minister talking about toilets from the ramparts of Red Fort. But, two years later, the results of the Prime Minister’s sincere call have inspired every section of society in every nook and corner of the country to take up cleanliness drive as a national mission.
Singh stated that this was no small achievement that within a short period of time, on the appeal of the Prime Minister, over four lakh toilets have been constructed in the girls’ schools across the country.
Hailing the presence of a large number of school children, the minister said that, these young children can be true messengers and sincere ambassadors of any social campaign because their minds are still unpolluted and uncorrupted. He urged upon the children to go home and share with their parents and elders about the merits of cleanliness learnt by them.