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PM Modi Launches Swachchta Hi Seva Movement, Sweeps Delhi School As Shramdaan

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| September 15 , 2018 , 18:39 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched Swachhata Hi Seva Movement. The movement is aims to create a clean India.

Actor Amitabh Bachchan while speaking to Narendra Modi via video conferencing said, “4 years ago,you introduced the Swachh Bharat Mission & I also became a part of it as Indian citizen. I've been associated with various cleanliness campaigns including a campaign to clean a beach here.”

A statement from the PMO read, “The movement aims at generating greater public participation towards Swachhta (cleanliness). It is being organized in the run up to the fourth anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, on October 2nd, 2018, which will also mark the commencement of the 150th year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi.The Prime Minister urged everyone to be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a 'Swachh Bharat'.”

Shortly after launching the movement through a video conference interaction with a cross-section of people from 17 locations across the country, the Prime Minister travelled to the Babasaheb Ambedkar Higher Secondary School, at Rani Jhansi Road in central Delhi.

He offered floral tributes to a statue of Babasahed Ambedkar, and participated in the cleanliness drive. He also interacted with young students at the school, and exhorted them towards the cause of Swachhata.