GOVERNOR APPRECIATES THOSE WORKING FOR SWACHA BHARAT

Panaji: Jan 03, 2015 …. The Governor of Goa Smt. Mridula Sinha has expressed her deep appreciation to all those who have willingly accepted her suggestions and guidance and took action to implement the cleanliness programme. The Governor has reiterated that, co-operation and contribution of various section of the Goan society will b of crucial importance in fulfilling the objectives of the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan and she wishes that Goa should be the cleanest and finest State in the country by 2015 itself.

The Governor has been receiving reports and photos from among her nominees and 12 – member committee members about action taken by them to implement  the programme.

 Following the announcement made by the Hon’ble Prime Minster about nomination of Hon’ble Governor of Goa, Smt, Mridula Sinha, as one of his 9 nominees for the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan (clean India Mission), the Governor has initiated a number of measure to achieve the objectives of this national mission. The Governor nominated 9 ambassadors across the country, for this programme of which 4 are from Goa, viz, Smt. Alina Saldanha, Minister for Forest and Environment, Shri Mauvin H. Godinha, MLA, Smt. Hema Sardessai and Shri Prince Jacob. Another important step was the constitution of a 12-member Committee to chalk-out suitable programs towards the fulfillment of this important mission.

 Being a national-level nominee of Hon’ble Prime Minster of this Clean India Mission, the Hon’ble Governor received invitation from voluntary organizations from other States to inaugurate cleanliness programme. During the last 3 months, the Governor visited and led cleanliness programmes organized by social, educational and cultural organization in different parts of the country, including Muzaffarpur (Bihar), Bengaluru, Varanasi, New Delhi and Ajmer, where she administered the Swachcha Bharat Abhiyan pledge to the people . In some places, the members nominated by her adopted parks for upkeep and maintenance. In 3 month, she has attended 60 meetings all over India and administered the pledge. In Muzaffarpur, she nominated 9 persons from different walks of life and with them inaugurated cleanliness programmes.                                  

At Raj Bhavan (covering 86 acres of land) the Governor took special interest to ensure proper cleanliness. Under her guidance, Raj Bhavan office took prompt and effective steps to clean up the entire campus. The Governor led a cleanliness drive in the campus; thereafter, officers and officials undertook the exercise on a weekly basis; specific areas have been earmarked and entrusted to different officials to oversee and ensure proper cleanliness; concerned staff has been suitably  trained for segregation of garbage; additional Dustbins have been provided to the residents for keeping dry and wet garbage separately; appropriate stickers have been pasted on building and residential quarters to create awareness; stickers with slogan have been pasted on all Raj Bhavan vehicles and envelops and letter heads have been printed with slogans; a suggestion has been forwarded to the State Government to adopt this practice. In fact, the Department of Sainik Welfare has already adopted it.

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