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Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

October 03, 2016

Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization launches National Cleanliness Programme ​ -​ "Swachata Se DivyataTak"

Eight lakh volunteers, 2500 plus samithis to take part in the first of its kind

Nation-wide Cleanliness drive with more than 1000 activities across 20 states of India

From 2nd October – 20th October 2016

The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations India (SSSSO India) - a multi cultural international spiritual service organisation from Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh announced the launch of their nationwide cleanliness programme called “Swachata Se DivyataTak”. Sri Nimish Pandya, All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations launched the cleanliness drive on the eve of Gandhi Jayanthi, 2nd October 2016 in Mumbai and will end on the “Avatar Declaration Day” i.e. on 20th October 2016. This initiative has been undertaken in order to promote cleanliness across the country.

More than Eight Lakh (8, 00,000) sevaks across the country will be participating in this magnum opus. The cleanliness drive will be divided in 3 parts: towns, villages and metros. 2500 plus samithis are set to take part in the first of its kind Nation-wide Cleanliness programme with more than 1000 activities across 20 states of India. Firstly, the village cleanliness programme will be inaugurated post which the seva workers start cleaning the pre-decided places. The Bal Vikas Gurus along with Bal Vikas children will be organizing various competitions like Drawing, Essay and Poetry for children. The selfless seva workers will also be showing short films on cleanliness followed by awareness talk on topics like “Importance of washing hands”, “Importance of personal hygiene in overall child development” etc.

In the villages there will be an inauguration ceremony post which the seva workers will visit villages that include SSSVIP village, Bhajan Mandali villages, SSSVJ school village and also those villages from where number of Sevadal go for Prasanthi seva. The following activities will be undertaken by the devoted seva workers i.e. cleaning the school, riverbanks etc and will also be creating awareness on various topics like hazards of open defecation, use of polythene, failure or absence of drainage system, importance of personal hygiene, source of safe drinking water and source of clean energy viz., bio-gas and solar study lights etc.

In cities, the dedicated Seva workers will also be going door to door in order to create awareness regarding garbage collection and supporting solid waste management system of Municipal Corporation in slums.

The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India  Shri Narendra Modi today extended his support for the mega Nationwide project undertaken by Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations India (SSSSO India) on ​​cleanliness.

Speaking on this occasion, Sri Nimish Pandya, All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations of India said, “This is a first of its kind initiative undertaken by the Sathya Sai Seva Organization inspired by the quote used by our Swami “Cleanliness is next to Godliness”. We are very happy to be able to serve our nation by creating awareness amongst them regarding cleanliness.”

 

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Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam 515134
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