Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Shri Dharmendra Pradhan led a Swacchta Hi Seva – Shramdaan initiative at Patel Chest, Delhi. Students and teachers of the University of Delhi as well as citizens joined him in this cleanliness drive to pay Swacchanjali to Mahatma Gandhi. The Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath was organized throughout the nation as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, marking the 9th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The campaign was scheduled for 1st October 2023 at 10 am for a duration of one hour.
Shri Pradhan thanked Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi for his resolve to develop a Swachha Bharat, which is free of garbage. The initiative has transformed into the world’s biggest people-led movement, Shri Pradhan emphasized.
He also added that with the inspiration of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, swachhata has become our Swabhav. This jan-andolan is just a beginning and with this we renew our commitment to make our academic institutions garbage-free, he added. He also highlighted that this will be a true Swacchanjali to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri and all our greats.
He also mentioned that with collective effort, the picture of our villages, cities and nearby public places can be changed.