Saturday, October 16, 2021

Union Minister Anurag Thakur carries out cleanliness drive as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

 

Union Minister for I&B and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Thakur today carried out a cleanliness drive in the area around Delhi’s Humayun’s Tomb, under the month-long ‘Clean India’ initiative, as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

Interacting with the media, the Union Minister said, “India is celebrating 75 yrs of Independence. We have to make India clean & beautiful. The Youth Affairs & Sports Ministry has started an initiative to collect 75 lakh kgs of plastic & waste from 1st October – 31th October. We collected over 30 lakh kgs across the nation within 10 days.”

If everyone becomes aware and throws waste in dustbins, then perhaps there will be no need to have such cleanliness drives in the future, the Union Minister added.

About Clean India Drive

The Government of India launched a month-long nationwide ‘Clean India Drive’ to clean waste, mainly single use plastic, from 1st – 31st October,2021.

Announcing the month long drive, the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur said that as we observe ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence, it is our resolve to create a plastic-free India, an India of Gandhiji’s dreams.

The Minister also urged everybody to join the drive with fervor and help achieve the goal of Sankalp Se Siddhi.

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