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Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan launched in Rashtrapati Bhavan

India Blooms News Service | | 27 Sep 2014, 09:20 pm
New Delhi, Sept 27 (IBNS) : The Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday.

" The Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan was launched in Rashtrapati Bhavan today (September 27, 2014) with all officers and staff, including those from President’s Bodyguard, Army Guard and Delhi Police undertaking a cleanliness drive within the President’s Estate," the President's Secretariat said in a statement.

Around 35 officers and 2000 employees of the President’s Secretariat led by Secretary to the President,  Omita Paul took part in cleanliness initiatives in three different sections of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The weekend of Sept 27 and 28, 2014 has been declared working days for all officers and staff.

The cleanliness drive will continue till Oct 2.

On account of Puja, President Pranab Mukherjee would be at his ancestral home in Mirati, West Bengal on Gandhi Jayanti.

He will pay homage to the father of the nation by garlanding a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in the Kirnahar Shib Chandra High School, Kirnahar, District Birbhum.

He will also mark the day by flagging off a cleanliness drive by children belonging to the local school.