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Narendra Modi launches ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ on Gandhi Jayanti

Millions of schoolchildren, officials and other people picked up brooms and dustpans on Gandhi Jayanti to join a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi dumps the garbage into a bin during the launch of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' in Valmiki Basti in New Delhi on Thursday.

Millions of schoolchildren, officials and other people picked up brooms and dustpans on Gandhi Jayanti to join a countrywide campaign to clean parks, public buildings and streets. The nationwide campaign aims to clean up India in five years. (Source: PTI)

Narendra Modi wields a broom with NDMC workers to launch 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. (Source: PTI)

Narendra Modi waves a flag as he joins school children in a walkathon as part of launching a nationwide cleanup campaign in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)

Modi was an active participant in the campaign as he walked with others holding the flag. (Source: PTI)

Union ministers Nitin Gadkari and M Venkaiah pin a badge on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's jacket during the launch of nationwide cleanliness campaign. (Source: PTI)

Narendra Modi addresses the people during the launch. (Source: PTI)

Narendra Modi, flanked by Union ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari and actor Aamir Khan, takes pledge for cleanliness during the launch of the nationwide campaign. (Source: PTI)

Narendra Modi, Aamir Khan and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung run with the children at India Gate during the launch of the program. (Source: Express Photo by Premnath Pandey)

Actor Aamir Khan with Boxer Vijender Singh at the launch. (Source: Express Photo by Premnath Pandey)

Lt Governor Najeeb Jung talks to Police Commissioner BS Bassi during the launch of the nationwide cleanliness campaign. (Source: Express Photo by Premnath Pandey)

A view of the giant screen organized at the India Gate as Modi takes the oath. (Source: Express Photo by Premnath Pandey)

People raise their hands as they take an oath administered to them by Modi, during the launch. (Source: PTI)

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The campaign by the Prime Minister encouraged others to take the oath and do the needful.
Teachers at the Govt Senior Sec School in Ludhiana take the oath administered to them during 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan'. (Source: Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

Teachers with the students clean the campus. (Source: Express Photo by Gurmeet Singh)

BJP president Amit Shah along with MP Poonam Mahajan and Ashish Shelar participate in the xampaign at Khar Railway station in Mumbai. (Source: Express Photo by Vasant Prabhu)