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Swachhta Mission a 'mass movement', world has acknowledged it: Rijiju

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Saturday said the whole "world has acknowledged" the which has become a "mass movement", an official statement said.

Rijiju was speaking at a "Swachhta Hi Seva" programme at Connaught Place in the heart of the national capital.

According to the statement, Rijiju, the of State for Home Affairs, said "is a great (country) but its greatness depends upon the cleanliness, which brings progress and improvement in all spheres of life of the citizens".

The also administered the Swachhta pledge to the participants at the event.

"Now, the has become a mass movement, which was not witnessed in post and pre-Independent .. The whole world has acknowledged the initiative of Swachhta Mission," the statement quoted Rijiju as having said.

Rijiju exhorted students to come forward to disseminate the message of to the people and also inculcate a habit to clean their houses, surroundings and even class rooms.

He also inaugurated an organic waste converter and a smart public toilet utility (PTU) in Janpath by remote control and flagged off a cycle rally.

launched the "Swachhata Hi Seva" campaign on Saturday. The "cleanliness is service" campaign will continue till on October 2.

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First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 18:50 IST