Panaji: July 31,2018 … Governor of Goa Dr. (Smt) Mridula Sinha in the presence of Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar, Minister for Panchayat Shri. Mauvin Godinho, Minister for Urban Development, Bihar Shri. Suresh Sharma recently launched a programme Swachh Survekshan Gramin -2018 at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula.
The programme organised by Raj Bhavan, Directorate of Panchayat and Municipal Administration was followed by review meeting of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (SBA) with all the nominated Ambassadors, Institutional nominees within the State as well as outside, committee members and various stakeholders of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. Meeting was chaired by the Governor wherein she was informed about various activities conducted and action initiated as of now towards Swacch Bharat Abhiyan by all the nominees. Governor Smt. Sinha who is ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan appointed by the Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has been very keen in taking this movement forward towards success. The Swachh Survekshan Gramin -2018 will be conducted throughout the State from August 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018.
Chief Minister Shri. Manohar Parrikar in his inaugural remarks said that, Cleanliness is all about mind set; it is habit that everyone needs to inculcate in the life. This habit of cleanliness can attribute to Swatch Bharat Abhiyan in its true sense. Garbage is much more serious problem than any of others, everyone needs to contribute in order to tackle this problem, he expressed.
Chief Minister also informed that subjects related to Cleanliness, Personal hygiene, Traffic management etc are being added to Value education course for school Children so as to inculcate good values among students. As the aspect of community hygiene sanitary pads will be made available for girls in the Schools, Higher Secondary and Colleges, Chief Minister added.
Minister for Panchayat Shri. Mauvin Godinho expressed that Governor is taking the SBA forward in missionary zeal and congratulated her for the achievements as of now. He also opined that, villages should have proper infrastructure in place to tackle garbage on day today basis.
During the course of discussion the Governor suggested various ways and means to maintain cleanliness in the respective work areas of nominees and stakeholders of SBA. Also discussions held to chalk out future course of action.
Minister for Urban Development, Bihar Shri. Suresh Sharma who is nominated by Governor for SBA has shared about activities conducted related to Swachh Bharat in Bihar. MLA, Cortalim Constituency Smt.Alina Saldanha informed about activities undertaken in her constituency towards SBA.
Secretary to Governor Shri. Rupesh Kumar Thakur , IAS and other Government officials were present on the occasion.