‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign has become a ‘Jan-Andolan’ in J&K: LG Sinha
Takes part in cleanliness drive at Dal Lake
Srinagar: Lt Governor Manoj Sinha took part in the hour-long “shramdaan” as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva campaign in the city’s Dal Lake area on Sunday.
“The Swachhata Hi Seva campaign has evolved into a ‘jan andolan’ in Jammu and Kashmir,” Sinha said, adding it is our collective responsibility to protect our surroundings, our lakes and rivers and spread awareness on cleanliness.
“The way we see the surroundings becomes the experience of our life. Cleanliness brings happiness, joy and prosperity. It is the door to reach closest to God. I am happy to witness cleanliness turning into the ambition of society and garbage-free cities and villages are no longer imagination but a reality,” the LG said as he called upon the people to make united efforts and contribute to realize the vision of ‘Garbage-Free India’.
He said the “Swachh revolution across J&K is also creating new livelihood opportunities, generates more revenues and improves the quality of life, and reiterated the commitment of the UT administration to strengthen the Swachhata movement in the UT.”
At the UT-level event, the LG congratulated the citizens and the administration on achieving ODF PLUS status for 100 percent of villages of J&K under the ‘Model’ category.
He said this historic milestone underlines our united resolve to build dream villages with new potential, and possibilities and full of self-confidence, he added.
The LG administered the Swachhata pledge to the officials and the citizens. He also flagged off the fleet of Shikaras and participated in the cleanliness drive at Char Chinar.
At Golden Island in Dal Lake, the LG interacted with school students and encouraged them to become ‘Swachhagrahi’.
Junaid Azim Mattu, Mayor, SMC; Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to LG; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; senior officials and eminent personalities from diverse fields participated in the ‘Shramdaan’.
Padma Shri Dr SP Varma, members of Gandhi Global family, and several other civil society groups and organizations were also present.