CM begins 24 hour cleanliness work campaign
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Saturday has begun aspiring campaign of 24 hour cleanliness work for eight pilgrimage places across the state from Somnath.
He unveiled advanced website of the state pilgrimage development board and pilgrimage campaign logo as well. He said that it is magnificent step to make pilgrimages of Gujarat completely clean by handing-over high class cleanliness work for 24 hours to national level agencies.
In this context CM Rupani said that generally people are expecting well maintained cleanliness at pilgrimage places. Gujarat has taken the lead in India as a magnificent step of cleanliness in eight pilgrimage places across the state. As per this decision not only temples but the connecting paths of the temples and temple campus will also kept clean.
Along with Somnath, Dwarika, Girnar, Ambaji totally eight pilgrimage places have been included in this project. Along with 1.86 lakh sq. meter area in Somnath approximately 11 lakh sq. meter area of the state pilgrimage places will continuously kept clean.
The vision of our Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and awareness of people with comprehensive initiative of Gujarat to join in Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan will be fulfilled. Tourists will themselves become Gujarat’s brand ambassador after observing cleanliness at our pilgrimage places, he added.
CM Rupani said that the work begin from Somnath is always become successful and this work of cleanliness will converted in ideology as well. Work of Girnar rope-way is being done quickly. He also outlined about the progress of developmental works functioning at Pavagarh, Palitana, Ambaji, Dwarika, Dakor and Shamlaji.
On the occasion with congratulating Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board, Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel said that awareness to insist cleanliness take place in Gujarat through Mahatma Gandhi Swachchta Mission. The pilgrimage places of Gujarat must be clean with its holy values. Along with beginning of 24 hour cleanliness in eight pilgrimage places across Gujarat will inspire tourists for keeping cleanliness surrounding them. It is the first ever campaign in history of Gujarat to maintain 24 hours cleanliness in such pilgrimage places, he added.
On the occasion, Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Revenue Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Agriculture Minister Chimanbhai Sapariya, Water Supply Minister Babubhai Bokhiriya, Forest and Environment Minister Ganpatsinh Vasava, Minister of State for Rural Development Jayantibhai Kavadiya, Ministers of state Jaydrathsinh Parmar, Jasabhai Barad, Parliamentary Secretary Jethabhai Solanki, Director of Tourism Corporation Jhaveribhai Thakarar, Principal Secretary to Tourism Department S. J. Haider, District Collector Ajaykumar, DDO Ashok Kalariya, dignitaries, government officials and local people in huge number were remained present.