October 01, 2020

Sanitation drive to end at Champaran

A week-long community sanitation drive across rural Bihar will culminate in a mass gathering of 20,000 sanitation motivators, or “swachhagrahis”, in Champaran district on April 10, when they will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to an announcement by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The campaign, termed Satyagraha se Swachhagraha, draws inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi’s satyagraha in Champaran a century ago, said Parameswaran Iyer, secretary of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday. Ten thousand swachhagrahis will gather from across the country and be paired with counterparts from Bihar.

Courtesy: The Hindu

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