A message of cleanliness from Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli ahead of Gandhi Jayanti
Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Shardul Thakur urged people to join in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in a video message.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for the ‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ cleanliness campaign, as many as five Indian cricketers, including Team India captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, will take part in a cleanliness drive on Saturday as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission).
In a video message posted by Union Minister Anurag Thakur, Sharma, Kohli, Shubman Gill, Ishan Kishan, and Shardul Thakur invited people to participate in the cleaning drive, saying that they would as well.
Accepting Prime Minister @narendramodi’s Vision: “A Swachh Bharat is a Shared Responsibility.” Join us with Men in Blue on October 1st at 10 a.m. as we illuminate his unwavering dream.
Meanwhile, Meenakashi Lekhi, Union Minister of State for Culture, and JP Nadda, President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, took part in a cleanliness push in New Delhi.
Senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad took part in a cleanliness mission in Patna as part of the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ program.
Modi asked people across the country to participate in the initiative in a tweet, adding that Swachh Bharat is a shared responsibility and that every effort matters.
Previously, during the 105th episode of Mann ki Baat, Modi stated, “A big event on cleanliness will be organized on October 1st, which is on Sunday at 10 a.m.” You, too, should make time to participate in this cleanup effort. You can also participate in this cleanliness effort on your street or in your neighborhood, or at a park, river, lake, or other public place.”
On October 1st, at 10 a.m., we will gather for a critical cleanliness initiative. A Swachh Bharat is a collective endeavor, and every effort matters. “Join us in this noble effort to usher in a cleaner future,” the PM wrote on X.
‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ campaign The ‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ campaign is a massive cleanliness push to commemorate Gandhi Jayanti. This effort is a precursor to the ‘Swachhata Pakhwada- Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign, which will launch in 2023.
Every town, gram panchayat, and all government sectors such as civil aviation, railways, and public institutions will have cleaning events led by individuals.
A dedicated webpage has been created to assist organizations in organizing various events. This platform will also invite influencers and citizens to become swachhata ambassadors and join this people’s movement.
Take photos and upload them
People can register their presence by taking photos and uploading them to the portal. The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on October 2, 2014, with the goal of making the country free of open defecation and providing universal sanitation coverage.
Earlier in 2021, Modi introduced Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, with the goal of making all Indian cities “Garbage Free” and “Water Secure.”
Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM-U) 2.0 was launched on October 1, 2021, for a five-year period, with the goal of achieving Garbage Free Status for all cities through 100% source segregation, door-to-door collection, and scientific management of all waste fractions, including safe disposal in scientific landfills. It also aims to remediate all legacy dumpsites and turn them into green zones.