President Ram Nath Kovind will launch a nation wide campaign Swacchata Hi Sewa from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh today. He will administer nation-wide Swachhta Hi Seva pledge initiating parallel action in all the two lakh 50 thousand plus Gram Panchayats and cities in India. Eminent personalities, community organizations and private sector organizations will undertakes shramdaan activities. The fortnight long campaign will conclude on 2nd of October, Gandhi Jayanti.
The objective of the campaign is to mobilize people and reinforce the public movement for sanitation to contribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Clean India. A number of programmes are scheduled for today in which Union Ministers will also participate. Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be the Chief guest in Swacchata Hi Sewa campaign at ITBP, Tigri camp in New Delhi. Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal will launch programme campaign at Connaught Place. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to visit a village in Karnataka on Sunday and offer shramdaan for toilet construction and general cleanliness.