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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' launched in Rashtrapati Bhavan

Last Updated : 27 September 2014, 13:44 IST
Last Updated : 27 September 2014, 13:44 IST

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The Narendra Modi government's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' of initiating cleanliness drive in the surroundings was launched in the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Over 2,000 officers and staff of the Presidential Estate, including those from the President's Bodyguard, Army Guard and Delhi Police, undertook a cleanliness drive within the large campus and they were led by President's Secretary Omita Paul in the initiative.

The cleanliness drive has been initiated in three different sections of the Rashtrapati Bhavan and the weekend of September 27-28 has been declared working days for all officers and staff.

The cleanliness drive will continue till Gandhi Jayanti on October 2, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.

The statement said President Pranab Mukherjee will mark the birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation from his home in West Bengal.

"On account of Puja, the President would be at his ancestral home in Mirati in West Bengal on Gandhi Jayanti. He will pay homage to the father of the nation by garlanding a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kirnahar Shib Chandra High School in Birbhum.
"He will also mark the day by flagging off a cleanliness drive by children belonging to the local school," it said.

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Published 27 September 2014, 13:44 IST

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