sulabh swatchh bharat

Friday, 22-June-2018

Prabhu Launches Cleanliness drive

Indian Railways collaborates with Sulabh International to clean five railway stations

Leading  the  campaign  from the  front,  Railway  Minister Suresh prabhu today launched the Swachhta Saptah; as part of the Swachh rail Swachh Bharat Mission from  new  Delhi  railway Station.

In order to create massive  awareness  on  sanitation  and  cleanliness  in railway premises and make hygiene  a  habit  amongst the  travelling  public,  the railways is organizing a special nine-

day long public outreach programme from today, Prabhu said after launching the cleanliness drive. Stating that this day coincidentally marked the birthday of prime Minister Narendra Modi, Prabhu said that it is befitting that the Swacchta  Saptaah  should  commemorate his lofty vision and  goals.  Earlier  in  the day,  Prabhu  announced to  join  hands  with  Sulabh International to clean some  important  railway stations across the country. As a pilot project,  Sulabh  has  started  cleaning and  maintenance  of  five  important railway stations from today. These railway stations are Gorakhpur,  old  Delhi,  Jaipur,  Amdavad and Gwalior .Lauding the effort of Sulabh International, Prabhu said steps will be worked out to seek assistance of  Sulabh  International’s  founder Bindeshwar  Pathak  for  cleaning  and maintenance  of  big  stations. 

Prabhu unveiled  a  500-kg  laddoo  to  mark Modi  s  birthday  at  a  separate  function.  He  also  felicitated  railway  employees Jagdeep hooda, Coach of Indian Boxing team and Lalit Mathur, athlete  of  the  Indian  relay  team  at Rio olympics 2016 on the occasion.

In  keeping  with  the  programme, Indian  railways  undertook  intensive cleanliness  drives  on  all  stations.  All stations  wore  the  ceremonial  look with posters and banners spelling the message loud and clear to the travelling  public  that  the  railway  is  their travelling home. Railway  officer  and  staff  donned the ceremonial caps interacting with the  travelling  public  and  conducting inspections  at  station  premises.  Anti-littering slogans were posted at various locations.

Dustbins for garbage were provided and awareness programmes were undertaken. Earmarking each day with specific focus area for spruce-up, the cleanliness  programme  has  certain defined thrusts like Swachh Stations (Clean Stations), Swachh rail Gaadi (Clean  train),  Swachh  neer  (Clean Water),  Swachh  parisar  (Clean Complex),  Swachh  Sahyog  (Cleanliness  participation),  Swachh  Samvad  (Cleanliness  Dialogue),  Swachh Samarpan  (Dedication  for  ensuring Cleanliness),  Swachh  Aahar  (Clean food) upto 25th September 2016.