Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) is not merely a program, it is a behavior change mission, stated Smt. Anupriya Patel, minister of state, Health and Family Welfare during the observance of SwachhtaPakhwada at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. At the event, Anupriya Patel planted a sapling to initiate a tree plantation drive in the hospital and also released the SwachhtaPakhwada booklet. The Minister also administered the Swachhta Pledge to the participants.

Under the visionary leadership of the Prime Minister Modi, the program was started on October 2, 2014 and since then it has become an important social movement. To achieve the goals of sanitation and cleanliness, every citizen has to play an important role and understand his or her responsibilities towards sanitation and cleanliness. It all begins with the self, then from person to the family, from family to the society and from society to the nation, and if this happens it will not take much of a time to transform India into a clean nation.

Appreciating the efforts of the institute, Patel said that cleanliness activities should not be limited to a SwachhtaPakhwada but should be carried out throughout the year. The minister was pleased to learn that the institute has become environment friendly by choosing solar power and looked forward to a clean and green hospital. At the function, Patel also gave away the awards to the staff of the RML hospital for their contribution towards sanitation and cleanliness. She also awarded the winners of various competitions organized by the RML Hospital to mark the SwachhtaPakhwada. – Press Information Bureau

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