GUWAHATI, Oct2: As a mark of respect to the Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 148th birth anniversary as well as on the conclusion of the fortnight long “Swachchta Hi Seva” campaign a massive cleanliness drive was undertaken on Monday over all the five Divisions of N.F.Railway i.e. Katihar, Alipurduar, Rangia, Lumding & Tinsukia. This massive drive undertaken on Monday is part of the countrywide “Swachh Bharat” campaign being organised throughout the country involving the officers and employees.
While offering Shramdan by leading from the front, N.F.Railway General Manager, Chahatey Ram, urged the Railway officers and employees to make endeavour towards making their office cleanest amongst any of the office premises of Guwahati. He further requested that every staff and officers should take this campaign as a challenge and try his/her best to make this campaign a successful campaign ever. He reminded that it is the collective responsibility of everyone to keep our Nation clean.
This “Swachh Bharat” mission campaign was launched three years ago to create a Clean India by the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The “Swachh Bharat” campaign within the Railway premises covers all the stations, office campus, Railway colonies so as to present these areas as ideal areas before the country as well as in the world. The mission has targeted aims like eliminating the open defecation, converting insanitary toilets into pour flush toilets, eradicating manual scavenging, and liquid wastes, bringing behavioural changes to people and motivate health practices, spreading cleanliness awareness among rail users, strengthening the cleanliness systems in the station, office campus and railway colony areas as well as creating user friendly environment.