Kota (Rajasthan) [India], October 1 (ANI): Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla participated in the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign in Kota, Rajasthan on Sunday.
"India will become clean and prosperous with everyone's efforts! Today in Kota, by joining the Swachhta Pakhwada campaign resolved by Prime Minister @NarendraModi ji, he did Shramdaan along with Lok Sabha Speaker @OmBirla ji in Kota and called upon everyone to ensure participation in this service work," Piyush Goyal wrote on X.
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi called upon people across the country to take part in a cleanliness drive on October 1, leaders from across the country took part in the 'Shramdaan for Cleanliness' program as part of the 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign today.
Calling upon people across the country to take part in a cleanliness drive on October 1 beginning at 10 am, PM Narendra Modi on Friday said that Swachh Bharat is a shared responsibility, and every effort counts.
"On 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," PM Modi posted on X (Formerly Twitter).
Earlier during his 105th episode of Mann ki Baat, PM Modi said, "A big event on cleanliness is going to be organised on October 1 that is on Sunday at 10 am. You too should take out time and help in this campaign related to cleanliness. You can also join this cleanliness campaign in your street, or neighbourhood or at a park, river, lake or any other public place."'Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' Campaign is a mega cleanliness drive to mark the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti. This initiative is a run-up to the'Swachhata Pakhwada- Swachhata Hi Seva' 2023 campaign. This follows PM Modi's appeal for one hour of 'Shramdaan for swachhata' at 10 am on 1st Oct by all citizens.
The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on October 2, 2014, with an aim to make the country open defecation-free and also universal sanitation coverage.
Exhorting the people across the country to get involved in the cleanliness campaign, PM Modi said taking the campaign forward would be a giant step towards fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi's dream of a clean India. (ANI)