As part of ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh presided over a special cleanliness programme ‘Ek Taarikh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath’ organised by Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) at its premises in Delhi Cantt. on October 01, 2023. The Raksha Mantri led the shramdaan activities, which included a cleanliness drive, beautification of common area and a plantation drive.
The Raksha Mantri also interacted with the Safai Karamcharis and lauded their efforts in ensuring cleanliness in the premises. He motivated them to continue working with zeal & dedication and carry forward the mass social movement launched by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi-led Government to realise the dream of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi of a ‘Clean India’. Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Financial Adviser (Defence Service) Smt Rasika Chaube and CGDA Shri SG Dastidar also participated in various cleanliness activities on the occasion.
Shri Rajnath Singh also interacted with the Principal Controllers and Controllers of Defence Accounts heading the offices of PCDA (Army) Jammu, PCDA (Air Force) Dehradun, PCDA (Army) Jaipur, PCDA (Pensions) Prayagraj, CDA (Army) Meerut, CDA Guwahati, CDA Jabalpur, CDA (Regional Training Centre) Bengaluru & CDA Chennai and reviewed the implementation of the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign in their respective jurisdictions.
The ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ campaign, which began on September 15, 2023, will culminate on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 02, 2023. As part of the campaign, shramdaan activities are being undertaken through community participation as a prelude to the Swachh Bharat Diwas on Gandhi Jayanti.
Over 20,000 officers & staff of Defence Accounts Department across more than 1,100 offices and residential colonies across the country have been undertaking cleanliness activities including removal of garbage, weeding out of files & awareness campaigns on the importance of proper sanitation and hygiene. Similar cleanliness drives have been launched at various other establishments of Ministry of Defence, Services and related organisations all over the country as part of the ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign.