New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind right here on Friday conferred the Swachh Bharat Awards on 27 girls champions from every state for his or her excellent contribution to the Swachh Bharat Mission. These girls labored on the grassroots stage to offer higher sanitation entry to their households.
Addressing the Swachh Mahotsav, the President mentioned the largest achievement of the Swachh Bharat Mission was that it had change into a marketing campaign of each Indian and was not only a authorities marketing campaign.
“Everyone has taken up the task of cleanliness as his/her own responsibility,” he mentioned and added, there had been an attitudinal change in 55 crore individuals who had stopped defecating in open.
Whereas referring to the UN sustainable growth targets to be achieved by 2030, the President mentioned India was set to realize the cleanliness goal in 2019 itself, 11 years forward of schedule.
The targets for the following part must be achieved by strengthening the primary part’s success. The tradition of cleanliness must be imbibed and the eye must be paid in direction of upkeep of services arrange throughout the first part, he added.
The President additionally mentioned a broader that means of cleanliness must be adopted to maneuver ahead. Offering clear ingesting water additionally got here below the mission, he added.
Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat additionally introduced awards in varied classes, like Swachh Colleges, Swachh major well being centre, iconic locations and railway stations.
The Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in J&Okay obtained the Finest Swachh Iconic Place award and the Ministry of Railways was given Swachh Award within the Swachhta Motion Plan class.
The Swachhta Pakhwada Award was given to the Division of Defence. Energy Grid Company obtained the award within the class of public sector undertakings. Gujarat and Sikkim got Open Defecation Free (ODF) and Behaviour Change awards.