‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’: PM Modi is interacted with people from different walks of life through video conferencing. (ANI photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday launched ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’, saying the movement aims at fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India. “From today till Gandhi Jayanti, let us re-dedicate ourselves towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of Clean India,” he said while interacting with people from different walks of life including Amitabh Bachchan, Sadhguru, Ratan Tata, Army personel and Yogi Adityanath through video conferencing.
“‘Swacch Bharat Mission’ that began four years ago has reached an important stage today, where we can proudly say that people from all sections have joined us in the mission,” he said.
On Friday, PM Modi wrote to almost 2,000 citizens from different walks of life, inviting them to be a part of the cleanliness drive. Those invited by the prime minister include former judges, retired government officials, winners of gallantry awards, and CWG and Asian Games medallists, they said. Chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of all states, governors and lieutenant governors have also received personalised letters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Swachhata Hi Seva Movement' today. Follow highlights
While announcing about the movement on Thursday, PM Modi had said, "I look forward to interacting with those who have worked assiduously on the ground to strengthen the Swachh Bharat Mission after which Swachhata activities will begin."He had asked people to pay tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary this year by being a part of the Clean India movement. “The ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ commences on 15th September. This is a great way to pay tributes to Bapu. Come, be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a Swachh Bharat!” tweeted Modi.
PM Modi had on Thursday, said that the Swachh Bharat Mission completes four years of being a historic mass movement on Bapu’s anniversary. “On 2nd October 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!”