Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri today felicitated Safai Mitras and Frontline Workers at Connaught Place in New Delhi.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Puri said that Mahatma Gandhi gave utmost importance to the cleanliness and called upon the citizens in 1916 itself to imbibe personal hygiene and ensure cleanliness of the surroundings.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a concrete shape to the vision of the Father of the Nation and launched Swachh Bharat Mission seven years ago. He said, the mission has been hugely successful in not only creating physical infrastructure and facilities, but also generating large awareness among the people and making it a people’s movement.
The Minister said that Safai Mitras and Frontline Workers have been working tirelessly to keep our neighbourhoods clean, especially during the COVID times. Mr Puri said, over the next two days, about 15 lakh Safai Mitras and Swachhta Warriors across the country will be felicitated by the Urban Local bodies.
On the occasion, Minister of state for Housing and Urban Affairs Kaushal Kishore said that the leadership and initiative of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been instrumental in the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission. He said that impact of the Mission can be seen all around, with the cleanliness becoming part of people’s habit. He said, the cleanliness has led to lesser diseases, better health and better life.