Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called upon the people to rededicate themselves to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a clean India.
In a tweet, Mr. Modi invited more people to join ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ movement launched by him across the country through video conferencing on Saturday.
Prime Minister also interacted with a cross-section of people across the country through video conferencing on the occasion.
Mr Modi said, cleanliness is a habit that needs to be included in the daily routine.
Prime Minister said, the sanitation coverage in India has increased to over 90 per cent from 40 per cent four years ago as all sections of society and every part of the country have joined the movement.
He said, very few people would have imagined that 9 crore toilets would be built and 4.5 lakh villages declared open defecation free in four years.
Mr Modi said, due to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan the cases of diarrhoea have decreased considerably.
The Prime Minister said, disposal of the garbage is very important and waste management has to be made more effective.
He said, the Government is making serious efforts towards Waste to Wealth initiative.
Mr Modi said, whenever it is written about this mass movement in the future, the names of the swachhagrahis will be written in the golden letters.
He said, the whole world is closely watching this movement of the hundred and 25 million people towards cleanliness.