Leaders Across India Unite for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Cleanliness Drive
Leaders from various regions of the country came together to actively support Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for a cleanliness drive. PM Modi encouraged citizens to join the ‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ campaign on October 1 at 10 am, marking Gandhi Jayanti, to honor Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of contributing to India’s sanitation efforts via the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
In a tweet, PM Modi emphasized the importance of collective efforts for a cleaner future. Union Home Minister Amit Shah participated in a ‘Shramdaan for cleanliness’ program in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, as part of the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign.
Union Minister Piyush Goyal and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla Join ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ in Kota, Rajasthan. BJP President JP Nadda and Union Minister Meenakshi Lekhi engaged in a cleanliness campaign near Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
Lekhi criticized the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government for their handling of waste segregation and cleanliness on road dividers, emphasizing that Swachh Bharat is everyone’s responsibility. Union Minister Raj K Singh also participated in the ‘Clean India’ drive in Delhi, highlighting the government’s commitment to cleanliness.
Union Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar participated in the campaign at Safdarjung Railway Station in Delhi, emphasizing that cleanliness is not just about aesthetics but also wellness and health. Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis attended a ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ program in Mumbai, where students and NGOs cleaned approximately 350 forts.
Dr. Dinesh, a BJP MP, remarked that ‘Swachhata’ has become the face of the country after participating in the cleanliness drive in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also joined the campaign in Sitapur.
Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw participated in Gurugram, Haryana, and announced a ’14-minute clean-up’ protocol for Vande Bharat trains. Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took part in the campaign at Delhi Vishwavidyalaya.
Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Singh highlighted that Swachhata Hi Seva has become a mass movement, with over 4 lakh toilets constructed in the first year. Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant stressed the statewide involvement in the Swachhata Abhiyan.
Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister for Housing & Urban Affairs and Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas, urged active participation on social media and joined the campaign in Delhi. Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha flagged off a ‘Dal Lake’ cleaning drive in Srinagar as part of ‘Swachhata hi Seva.’
Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, participating in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, expressed the collective commitment of 140 crore people to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a cleaner India.