Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur participated in a cleanliness drive on the launch of the nationwide Clean India programme from Prayagraj in UP today. Deputy Chief Minister of UP Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya and MoSSports, Youth Welfare, Panchayati Raj, UP Shri Upendra Tiwarialso graced the occasion. Secretary of Department of Sports M/o YAS GoI, Smt. Usha Sharma and senior officials of the State and Centre have also attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Anurag Thakur said that there could not be a better place than Sangam city to start this Clean India programme. The message emanating from here will inspire the whole country. Prayagraj has been an important part of history, once again history is being created here with the launch of a cleanliness drive which will be the largest in the world. Shri Thakur appealed to everyone to take part in this program which will run from October 1 to October 31, 2021. “We are celebrating 75 years of India’s independence, our freedom fighters freed the country from the colonialists, now the youth will free the country of garbage. Freedom fighters gave ‘balidaan’ (sacrifice), we ask for your ‘yogdaan’ (contribution)”, the Minister exhorted the young volunteers present on the occasion.
The Department of Youth Affairs of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (Government of India) in commemoration of Azadi Ka AmritKaAmritMahotsava is organizing a nationwide Clean India Programme from 1st October 2021 to 31st October 2021. The programme is being organized in 6 Lakh villages of 744 Districts across the country through the networks of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) affiliated Youth Clubs & National Service Scheme affiliated Institutions.
Clean India is not just a programme but it reflects the genuine concerns of the common man and their resolve to address the issue head-on.
SwacchtaAbhiyan was started by Prime Minister Sh. Narendra Modi during 2014 and since then, remarkable headway can be noticed in this regard. The Clean India Programme is the continuation of an initiative spearheaded by the Prime Minister with renewed focus and commitment. It’s indeed going to be a great opportunity for all of us to be part of the Clean India Initiative. With the collective efforts of youth and fellow citizens and support from all stakeholders, India will without doubt embark on cleanliness drives and create better living conditions for its citizen.
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