5th May 2017
TO ALL THE MEMBERS
Ministry of Textiles observes Swachhta Pakhwada
The Ministry of Textiles is observing Swachhta Pakhwada from May 1 – 15, 2017. The fortnight-long observance of programmes was inaugurated by the Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Textiles, Shri Ajay Tamta, in Udyog Bhawan, New Delhi on 4th May 2017 to spread the message of cleanliness and make it a part of our lives.
The Hon’ble Minister administered the Swachhta Pledge to the officers and staff of the Ministry. Speaking on the occasion, the Hon’ble Minister said that the mission of Swachh Bharat will become a reality if every one of India’s 125 crore citizens make up their mind to neither litter nor let others litter. Having watched the Swachh Bharat song, the Hon’ble Minister said that playing the song to children in the morning would instill in them the importance and divinity of cleanliness. Shri Tamta said that Swachhta should be looked upon as everyone’s responsibility and not just that of the workers involved in cleaning.
The Textiles Secretary, Smt. Rashmi Verma told everyone to not let Swachhta Pakhwada be an act of tokenism, but a programme that is done from the heart. She exhorted all officials and staff of the Ministry, to take some initiatives in their sphere of work, home and community, to bring about some perceptible and tangible change in cleanliness. Smt. Verma reminded everyone that these are small steps everyone can do in order to spread the message of Swachhta and to make India Swachh Bharat, a clean nation. She said that everyone’s participation is required in order to realize the goal of Swachh Bharat.
The following list of activities would be undertaken by the Ministry of Textiles during the Swachhta Pakhwada includes the following:
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V. ANIL KUMAR