Itanagar, September 18: ‘Swachta Hi Seva Hai’ program kicked off which aims to make people aware and adopt ‘cleanliness’ as the daily routine. Participating in this nation-wide programme, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju compassionately appealed to the people to participate in this cleanliness drive. ‘Swachta Hi Seva Hai’ was organised at Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh.
While talking with people, Minister Kiren Rijiju urged the countrymen to make Swachchta a mission, a goal to cherish in order to build a clean and healthy India. Further, he appealed everyone to take proper care of their health by keeping the surroundings they live in and their houses neat and clean, adding that most of the diseases were caused by the unhygienic surroundings.
Also on the occasion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday, Kiren Rijiju recalled about the dream of Prime Minister to make nation clean.
While expressing his grave concern over the increasing numbers of cancer patients, most of them at last stage, being evacuated to Delhi and other metros for treatment, the Minister assured to grant Rs 40 Crores to establish a cancer Unit in the TRIHMS to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of cancer at early stage.
While expressing his concern over the unplanned growth of the twin capital, the minister said that the people must change their mindset and strive hard to make Itanagar a model city by creating a clean and beautiful ambience to attract tourists from across the globe.
He urged the people to love their state and make a difference by their continued and persistent effort to keep every nook and corner of the state clean and green. He urged the people to create awareness on the importance of cleanliness all over the state. The Swachchta Hi Sewa Hai programme will culminate on 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Later, Rijiju and other dignitaries planted saplings along the roads in the campus of the newly built Inter State Bus Terminal at Lekhi in Naharlagun.