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4 lakh Dera volunteers sweep city roads

Close to four lakh volunteers of the Haryana-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect carried out a massive ‘clean Delhi’ campaign in Delhi on Wednesday.

Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi |
September 22, 2011 12:49:37 am

Close to four lakh volunteers of the Haryana-based Dera Sacha Sauda sect carried out a massive ‘clean Delhi’ campaign in Delhi on Wednesday.

The city was divided into 13 zones and 329 sectors and the organisation provided 8 lakh brooms and other equipment,including vans to pick up waste.

The campaign was inaugurated by the sect leader,Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh at 8 in the morning from Rajghat.

On the occasion,he said,“Delhi is the heart of the country and to clean the city up is symbolic. Other than cleaning the streets,we will go to houses and educate people them about methods to keep the city clean.”

The organisers said that the campaign was a run-up to the sect’s annual celebrations on September 23.

Singh said,“On that day,we will organise blood and eye donation camps as well as taking a pledge against corruption.”

Though majority of the volunteers were from Haryana,there were some who had come to join the campaign from other parts of the country as well.

Ranvir Yadav,from Bhagalpur in Bihar,said,“I have been a follower of the sect for years. The Dera Sacha Sauda is one organisation that takes up tasks for social cause.”

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