Ganga Swachhta Diwas today
Buoyed by the success of the Ganga Swachhta Pakhwada that was observed along the five Ganga Basin States, from March 16-31, 2017, the National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) is observing Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas today (May 02,2017) at 12 locations, namely- Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi, Patna, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Kolkata, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Bithoor, Srinagar (Uttarakhand), Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor) and Devprayag.
The Ganga Swachhta Diwas is also being organised at more than 30 other locations through Ganga Vichaar Manch, local NGOs and volunteer support in close coordination with the local district administration.
The objective of the Ganga Swachhta Diwas is to spread awareness and evoke active involvement of the masses through Ganga Swachhta Sankalp (Pledge) reiterating their commitment to Swachh Ganga through a series of events like Swachhta sandesh rally, Shram daan, plantation, Swachhta sankalp etc. to develop a sense of pride and ownership among citizens to engender support for Namami Gange programme.