SRINAGAR Governor Satya Pal Malik participated in the state level Grand Finale/Felicitation Ceremony of Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign organized jointly by the Housing and Urban Development Department and School Education Department at the SKICC here today.
Swachhata Hi Seva campaign was launched from 15th September-2nd October 2018, as a precursor to the launch of the year long 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi and in the run up to the 4th anniversary celebrations of Swachh Bharat Mission.
The Campaign witnessed large scale participation by the citizenry in the form of voluntary service for cleanliness, clean and green drives, Swachhta pledges, rallies, Swachhta competitions in educational institutions, wall paintings, plogging drives (picking garbage while jogging) etc.
The winners of various competitions organized during this Campaign were felicitated by Governor on the occasion.
Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, Advisor to Governor, BVR Subrahmanyam, K.B. Agrawal, Financial Commissioner HUDD, Ajit Kumar Sahu, Secretary School Education, among many other distinguished Guests were present on the occasion.
Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on 2nd October, 2014, Governor observed that Mahatma Gandhi had cleanliness and sanitation closest to his heart. He had made cleanliness and sanitation an integral part of the Gandhian way of living and mentioned that Mahatma Gandhi had a rule in his ashram for self cleaning of toilets. Governor noted that all religions and philosophies of the world have emphasized importance of cleanliness and hygiene for the overall health of individuals and societies.
Governor gave away cash prize to the students of Govt Higher Secondary School Kothi Bagh for their quality Song and Skit performances on the occasion.
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