October 08, 2017 07:06 PM

Chandigarh/Raipur (Face2News)

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 Organisations of India has launch the cleanliness drive on the Gandhi Jayanthi , October 2nd ,2017 in Raipur in the immediate presence of the Hon’ble Governor of Chhattisgarh Shri Balram Das Tandon .

 The program will culminate on the “Avatar Declaration Day”of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Bab of Puttaparthi i.e. on 20th October 2017. This 18 day initiative across the country is being undertaken in order to promote cleanliness across the country.

This year SSSSO INDIA also emphasized on ‘ VRIKSH LAGAO – JEEVAN DILAO” campaign as well. Speaking on this initiative Sri Nimish Pandya ,All India President said, participation in tree planting is an association with the eco system – Plant a tree, Will a legacy. He also thanked the Sate Government’s and Forest Departments for coming forward to support this initiative by helping us source plants enabling the SSSSO INDIA Seva Volunteers viz., Mahila, Sevadal, Bal Vikas children and Youth of the Organisation to plant the same across various states of India.

More than Eight Lakh (8, 00,000) Seva Volunteers as mentioned above across the country will be participating in this noble nation building initiative. The cleanliness drive will be divided in 3 parts: towns, villages and metros. This year 2500 plus Sathya Sai Seva 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 Volunteers 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 Youth wing of the Organisation 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 Volunteers will visit villages that include Sri Sathya Sai Village Integrated Program adopted villages of the Organisation, Sathya Sai Bhajan Mandali in villages, Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Jyothi Program adopted 900 schools and villages and also those villages from where number of Seva volunteers go for Prasanthi Nilayam Seva on an annual basis . The following activities will be undertaken by the devoted Seva volunteers i.e. cleaning the school, river banks 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 volunteers 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. Speaking on this occasion, Sri Nimish Pandya, All India President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations of India said, “This is a second year of this cleanliness campaign 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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