Ahir takes part in Swacchta Pakhwada
New Delhi: "Mahatma Gandhi was one of the first Indian leaders to raise the awareness about the need for sanitation and first one who had taken the broom and bucket in his own hand with the aim to spread the awareness of cleanliness to the masses, first time by using media for the purpose", this has been stated by Minister of State for the Home Affairs, Government of India, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, said while participating in the Shramdaan at Valmiki Sadan conducted by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) under the Swacchta Pakhwada.
He called upon the people from all walks of life to extend their contribution and active participation whole heartedly in order to make Swachh Bharat Mission all success. Aiming at to get rid of the country from dust, dirt and illness, the Prime Minister had followed the footprint of Mahatma Gandhi by launching Swachh Bharat Mission from Bapu Niwas in 2014, where Mahatma Gandhi used to stay as and when his Delhi visit, he said.
The Minister also inaugurated the Smart Public Toilet Utility (PTU) at Palika Bazar, Connaught Place and administered the Swachhta pledge to the Palika Bazar Market shopkeepers, traders, hawkers, visitors and employees of the Council as well on the occasion.
Working Chairman, NDMC, Puneet Kumar Goyal had apprised the minister about the Smart Public Toilet Utilities commissioned by the Council under the Smart City initiatives and informed that as many as 329 PTUs / CTUs comprising with all modern facilities in New Delhi area are under operation.