Clean Rajasthan- Clean India Campaign: Governor Administered Oath of Cleanliness
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Jaipur, Governor Shri Kalyan Singh, in presence of the Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje, administered the oath of cleanliness to the people of Rajasthan at a state-level function of 'Swach Rajasthan- Swach Bharat' or 'Clean Rajasthan- Clean India' campaign on Thursday at village Dhankya in Jaipur district. After this, they also launched the Clean India campaign in the state by wielding brooms at Dhankya Railway Station.
The Governor called upon the people of the state to start cleanliness from themselves. Hygienic living was a duty of all us, he said and added that sanitized living of the community was a must for better health. Mahatma Gandhi also dreamt of a clean India and Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had called for making it a peoples' movement, Shri Singh said. All citizens should join the campaign to realize that dream, he added.
Calling it a radical thought of the Prime Minister, Governor Singh said that it was a very big campaign. It was above the divides of rich-poor, small-big and female-male, he said. He said that Bapu gave us Free India and we had to make it Clean India.
Shri Singh said that in this age of development, not having a toilet for our mothers, sisters, wives and daughters was a kind of blot on us. For a healthy and dignified life he called upon the people to work according to the pledge for Clean India. He said that people should keep their streets, mohallas, villages, towns, cities, state and the country sanitized. For this, all individuals had to take the initiative, he added.
Governor Singh called Dhankya a historical place and stated that a historical campaign was being launched from here. Paying tribute to great thinker Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay he said that Shri Upadyay was multi-faceted personality. Panditji promoted the idea of Unitary Humanism which was over and above all the other isms, he said.
Calling this idea to be realistic and philosophical Shri Singh said that the humanity was described in its complete and integrated form. On this occasion the Governor also paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri. He said that Gandhiji's words acted as mantras and Shastriji was a true son of Mother India. Gandhiji's journey started from Mohandas to culminate at Mahatma, the Governor added.
Governor Shri Singh and Chief Minister Smt. Raje paid floral tribute to Pt Deendayal Upadyay in Quarter No. 10 of Dhankya Railway Station. Prior to this, the event was inaugurated by the Governor and the CM by lighting of lamps. The governor also distributed cheques of prize money to six persons under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan.
The Chief Minister suggested to link development and progress with sanitation and appealed to the people to join this ambitious campaign by keeping the environment around them hygienic. Then only the idea of Clean India- Clean Rajasthan would actually take shape. Cleanliness would support investment, industries and tourism in the state, which would lead to progress of the state and the country. Nobody would be able to do it alone and everybody had to join walk along for this. Participation of all citizens of the state could develop a sparkling and shining Rajasthan, she added.
Smt. Raje said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi had a massive pledge to make Swach Bharat that is Clean India from the ramparts of the Red Fort. Now, every citizen should participate in this campaign to make the country and the state clean. She said that the state government had focused on sanitation, construction of toilets in schools and making the entire state Open Defecation Free in next four years. She said that for making toilets in schools and their maintenance special endowment would be taken out of the local MP/MLA development funds.
The CM declared for sanction of Rs 70 crore for sanitation works in the JDA region covering Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC), two other municipalities and village panchayats. As per allocation, Rs 50 lakh each would be given to 120 panchayats, Rs 2.5 crore each to Chomun and Bagru municipalities and Rs 5 crore to the JMC. Construction of drains, public toilets, CC roads etc may be constructed with this amount. She appealed for proper utilization of these allocations and thus present an example before the entire state.
Smt. Raje said that the JDA had already done correspondence with the Indian Railways at appropriate level for exchange of land of the birthplace of Pt. Deendayal Upadyaya. It would be given a formal shape very soon, after which the holy place would be developed. She also greeted the people on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Durgashtmi and Dussera.
After the speech ceremony, Governor Singh and Chief Minister did shramdan at Dhanakya Railway Station by wielding brooms alongwith other public representatives. Smt. Raje also participated in a brooming session with a women's group. Chairperson of Rajasthan Heritage Conservation Authority Shri Onkar Singh Lakhawat, Member of Parliament Shri Rajyavarddhan Singh Rathore, MLAs Shri Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Shri Ramlal Sharma, Principal Secretary Rural Development Shri Srimat Pandey, Principal Secretary PWD Shri DB Gupta, JDA Commissioner Shri Shikhar Agarwal, Jaipur Collector Shri Krishan Kunal, Chairperson of Jhotwara Panchayat Samiti Smt Geeta Sharma, Dhankya Sarpanch Smt. Shanti Devi, Shri DD Kumawat, other public representatives, officials, employees and villagers were persent in the event.
Chief Minister while on her way to Dhankya,was greeted by a huge gathering of people, including women and children, near Pachyawala. She stopped her cavalcade to respond to the public. On her way back she was again stopped at village Bhambhori by another assembly of villagers who were beating drums and bands to welcome her. She then left for Datiya in Madhya Pradesh.