Jodhpur,The Sapta Shakti Command HQ and all units of Jaipur Military Station in consonance with Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s initiative for ‘Swachh Bharat’ have initiated a cleanliness drive from 25 Sep 2014. Though cleanliness and order are an indelible aspect of military life, this campaign aims to further sensitise all military personnel irrespective of rank and their families towards this much needed drive.
Various activities have been planned as part of this cleanliness campaign culminating on 02nd Oct 2014 with a ‘Swachhta Shapath’ which will be taken by all army personnel as well as children of Army Schools. The drive includes plantation of saplings, disposal of garbage, cleaning of water pumping station, spraying of disinfectants, cleaning of social activity centres, management of stray cattle, to name a few.
The Jaipur Military Station is also in the process of finalising the Roll on Plan upto 02 Oct 2019 (150 Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi). This plan involves a formalised action plan, which includes reaching out to adopted localities / villages, schools and community centres, spreading awareness by school children through banners, ‘Swachhta Marches’ and distribution of pamphlets.
Lt Gen Arun Kumar Sahni, GOC-in-C South Western Command himself participated in a cleanliness drive at the HQ's on 30 Sep 2014. Speaking on the occasion, he emphasised the importance of the Swachhta Abhiyan and said that cleanliness of surroundings should become a second nature to us.
JOINT CIVIL-MILITARY CLEAN UP CAMPAIGN IN JODHPUR
In order to make the “Swachh Bharat” Campaign a grand success, the soldiers of Parbat Ali Regiment of Konark Corps, along with local Shopkeepers, cleaned the Shikargarh Mini Market area in Jodhpur Military Station.
This happened during the ongoing “Swachh Bharat” Campaign launched by Honorable Prime Minister. Members of the Shopkeepers association along with serving soldiers of Parbat Ali Regiment carried out cleaning of the area. The Army also provided help in terms of wheel barrows and vehicles to dispose off the garbage.
The Sector Commander, Colonel AJ Paul flagged off the Campaign. He also addressed the soldiers and Shopkeepers on the issue of hygiene and sanitation and urged them to maintain the cleanliness in order to make the campaign successful.
The Shopkeepers association expressed their appreciation for the help rendered by Army and have pledged to keep the area clean of garbage in future. The Army assured them of all possible help in their endeavour.