Kashi pays tribute to Bapu with shram daan

  • | Monday | 2nd October, 2023

Varanasi: The parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday witnessed a massive cleanliness drive involving college students, teachers, government officials and political workers. The cleanliness campaign was conducted at various places including ghats, Banaras Hindu University, Banaras Locomotive Works and other places.A large-scale cleanliness campaign was conducted on the campus of BHU to pay homage to Bapu under the One Date, One Hour campaign in which a large number of students, teachers and staff took part.Under the leadership of the medical superintendent at Sir Sunderlal Hospital Prof KK Gupta, doctors, officers and employees conducted a cleanliness campaign in the hospital premises. Deputy medical superintendent Prof Ankur Singh, Prof Amit Anand, nursing superintendent Prakash Sharma and others took part in the campaign.A Shram Daan was also organised by the students and teachers of the Mahila Mahavidyalaya and a cleanliness awareness rally was taken out by them on the occasion. Besides, the teachers, students and staff, along with director of the Institute of Agricultural Sciences Prof SVS Raju participated in the cleanliness campaign.The rescue personnel of 11 NDRF Varanasi, led by the deputy inspector general Manoj Kumar Sharma, conducted a massive cleanliness drive under the special cleanliness fortnight Swachhta Hi Seva programme at the Dashashwamedh Ghat, Rajendra Prasad Ghat and Dashashwamedh Bhawan on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday.Speaking on the occasion, Sharma said that NDRF teams motivated people for cleanliness through cleanliness campaigns, rallies and awareness programmes in their surrounding areas. The main objective of the cleanliness campaign is to make the general public aware of keeping their surrounding areas neat and clean. The NDRF is always ready for relief and rescue operations in disasters. Apart from this, it also contributes to environmental protection, he said.A Fit India Sanitation Freedom Run was also organized on the occasion from Godowlia crossing to Dashashwamedh Ghat on the theme Clean India-Healthy India. The officials and employees of the municipal corporation, Jal Police and boatmen also participated in the cleanliness campaign along with the NDRF personnel.The police personnel, along with the ACP Dashashwamedh and the ACP traffic, conducted a cleaning drive at Dashashwamedh Ghat and Shitala Ghat. The cleaning drive was also conducted at the Police Lines under the leadership of the ACP Police Line Rajkumar Singh.Led by the BLW general manager Basudev Panda, the BLW officers and employees, along with their families, volunteered and joined the cleanliness mega campaign in the BLW premises. They took part in shramdaan at 320 identified places in the entire BLW campus. The BLW has organised the Swachhta Pakhwada programme which started from September 16 and will continue till October 2, Monday.The Bharatiya Janata Party workers, led by regional president Dilip Singh Patel, also took part in the cleanliness campaign in Chitaipur area.A series of programmes, including Shramdaan, seminar, cleanliness rally, quiz, cleanliness oath and street drama were organised at the Panchayat Bhawan in Dhanpalpur of Araji Line development block under the joint aegis of Central Communication Bureau and Press Information Bureau and Yuvak Mangal Dal, Dhanpalpur and Hariyali Foundation.

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