Jammu and Kashmir: LG Sinha leads cleanliness, de-weeding drive at Dal Lake in Srinagar
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Sunday led the cleanliness and de-weeding drive at Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Lt Governor joined the One Hour of citizen-led shramdaan during which people from all walks of life were gathered at Dal Lake to pay ‘swachhanjali’ to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi.
“The way we see the surroundings becomes the experience of our life. Cleanliness brings happiness, joy and prosperity”, Sinha said, adding “It is the door to reach closest to the God”.
He said, “I am happy to witness cleanliness turning into the ambition of society and Garbage-free cities and villages are no longer imagined but a reality.”
The Lt Governor called upon the people to make united efforts and contribute to realize the vision of ‘Garbage-Free India’.
‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ Campaign, under the guidance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji has become a Jan-Andolan in the UT of J&K. It is our collective responsibility to protect our surroundings, our lakes & rivers and spread awareness on cleanliness, Sinha said.
He said the Swachh revolution across J&K is also creating new livelihood opportunities, generates more revenues and improves the quality of life, and reiterated the commitment of the administration to strengthen the Swachhata movement.
Lt Governor also congratulated the citizens and the administration on achieving ODF PLUS status for 100% villages of J&K under the ‘Model’ category.
He said this historic milestone underlines our united resolve of building dream villages with new potential, possibilities and full of self-confidence.
Sinha administered the Swachhata Pledge to the officials and the citizens. He also flagged off the fleet of Shikaras and participated in the cleanliness drive at Char Chinar.
At Golden Island in Dal Lake, the Lt Governor interacted with school students and encouraged them to become ‘Swachhagrahi’.
(With UNI inputs)