Address at the inauguration of the Swachch Bhiwandi programme

    Publish Date: January 23, 2016

    Address by Shri Ch Vidyasagar Rao at the inauguration of the Swachch Bhiwandi programme organized by the Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation at Bhiwandi at 1005 hrs on Saturday 23 January 2016

    Shri Eknath Shinde, Hon’ble Guardian Minister, Shri Tushar Chaudhary, Hon’ble Mayor of Bhiwandi, Shri Kapil Patil, Hon’ble MP, hon’ble MLAs, MLCs, elected representatives, Municipal Commissioner, sisters and brothers,

    आज भिवंडी नगर मे आकार मुझे बहोत अच्छा लगा.

    यहा आनेकी इच्छा कई दिनोंसे थी, लेकीन हर बार कोई official programme निकलते थे, कोई outstation visit निकलते थे.

    हमारे तेलंगणा – आंध्र प्रदेश के कई लोग यहा बसे है, और वे भी मुझे हमेशा बुलाते थे. आज यहा आ पाया ईसीलीये मै भी बहोत खुश हूं.

    भिवंडी केवल महाराष्ट्र के ही नही, पुरे देश के लिये यह महत्वपूर्ण शहर है. भिवंडी भले ही छोटा सा शहर है, लेकीन राज्य के विकास मे, देश के आर्थिक विकास मे उसका योगदान बहोत बडा है.

    देशमे सबसे ज्यादा powerlooms यहा है, और लोग ईसे भारत का Manchester भी कहेते है.

    आज मै आप सबका अभिनंदन करने यहा आया हूं, आपको बधाई देने आया हू.

    The Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modiji launched the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan last year. Many people thought that the Swachhata is about cleaning up the road and other public places.

    But I want to tell you that Swachch Bharat Abhiyan is not limited to cleaning roads and gardens and parks.

    It is about inculcating cleanliness culture among citizens, among children and elders.

    Cleanliness is about ending open air defacation. Cleanliness is about building toilets for men and women in public places.

    Cleanliness is about disposal of solid waste, treatment of sewage, recycling of used water, treatment of sewage, controlling and containing air pollution, and so on.

    Cleanliness is also about industrial safety and security.

    Today cleanliness has become a mass movement. A lot of work has been done in rural areas. It is time that urban areas also take the issue of cleanliness on the top of their agenda.

    Sant Gadge Baba has given us the message of cleanliness almost 70 years ago. We must carry forward the legacy of Gadge Baba through our work for cleanliness.

    Municipal corporations and municipal bodies are competing among themselves to become the cleanest municipal council or municipal Corporation.

    मै आप सबको आवाहन करता हूं की भिवंडी को देश का model city बनाओ. Next time I want to come here to present you the award for the Cleanest township and Cleanest Municipal Corporation in the State.

    आप सबको धन्यवाद देता हू. आप सब को गणतंत्र दिवस की शुभ कामनाए देता हू.

    जय हिंद जय महाराष्ट्र