Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ on Saturday, urging Indians to actively participate in the cleanliness mission.
Joined by superstar Amitabh Bachchan and industry doyen Ratan Tata in an interaction streamed live on the Narendra Modi app, the PM urged all Indians to take the Clean India pledge.
“Indians in every part of the country should take Swachhata Abhiyan forward. Swachhata coverage is 90% now. This has happened in last four years; around 9 crore toilets have been constructed. The credit goes to the people of India as the government couldn’t have done this alone,” he said.
Invoking Mahatma Gandhi ahead of Gandhi Jayanti, Modi said, “From today till October 2, let us rededicate ourselves towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a Clean India.”
Hailing the contribution of women in the cleanliness movement, the PM said, “The contribution of India’s nari shakti (women power) in the Swachh Bharat (clean India) mission is immense.”
“Youngsters are ambassadors of social change. The way they have furthered the message of cleanliness is commendable. The youth are at the forefront of a positive change in India,” Modi said while interacting with the students of Assam via his NaMo App.
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! pic.twitter.com/1bqsuPz8bM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 12, 2018
Later, the PM took part in a cleanliness drive in the premises of Baba Sahib Ambedkar Higher Secondary School in Paharganj.