KATHUA, SEP 13: Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar today chaired a meeting to draw up a detailed action plan highlighting daily activities for sanitation campaign ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ starting in rural and urban areas of the district from 15th of September- 2017.
The campaign would be jointly conducted by Municipal Bodies, Rural Development, Education and Social Welfare Departments besides Banks operating in the district. The DC also called for roping in civil society members including women and social-workers etc to achieve laid down milestones. The campaign will conclude on October 2nd on eve of Gandhi Jayanti.
“Cleanliness and hygiene are important aspects of everyone`s life so it is important that the campaign shall ensure peoples` representation at grass-root level i.e., at village, block and district level,” the DC asserted. He further added that building IHHL is means to achieve the goal of ODF but clean and healthy surroundings can be achieved only by mass awareness and continuous motivation. The DC also called for building capacities of stakeholders and sanitation workers, prominent citizens, Anganwadi workers, SHG members, etc under Communication and Capacity Development Unit (CCDU). Special focus shall be laid on cleaning iconic and tourist places including Lakhanpur, the gateway of J&K, from where the campaign will be launched on 15th of September, he added.
The DC also called for holding regular information, education and communication activities to spread awareness among all stakeholders about personal hygiene and cleanliness in the surroundings.