Bhubaneswar: September 16: To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Father of the Nation – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian Railways have planned to observe Swachhta Hi Sewa Pakhwada all over the country from 11th September to 2nd October, 2019. In view of the above, East Coast Railway has started the Swachhata Pakhwada in a big way giving special focus on cleanliness at Railway Station premises, Trains, offices, workshops, maintenance depots, Railway Hospitals and Railway residential areas.
General Manager, East Coast Railway Shri Vidya Bhushan administered oath on Swachhata to the employees at Bhubaneswar Railway Auditorium to devote 100 hours every year for cleanliness, neither litter or allow anyone to do so, begin cleanliness with oneself, one’s family, one’s own area & workplace and to convince 100 people to devote 100 hours every year for cleanliness to fulfill the dream of Mahatma Gandhi for a neat & clean Nation.
Staff and Officers of East Coast Railway participated in the Prabhat Pheris from Rail Sadan to Railway Auditorium and also at other units of its jurisdiction in the early morning with slogans of cleanliness including Swachhata Hi Seva. General Manager also led the Shramdaan at the premises of Railway Auditorium by cleaning its surroundings and also by sapling plants.
East Coast Railway has taken massive awareness programme during the Swachhata Pakhwada by involving passengers, rail users & stake holders, etc. Paintings & Drawing competitions on the theme of Cleanliness, Anti-littering awareness, on-board cleanliness, cleanliness at Washing lines, Railway yards, tracks; cleanliness at work places, feedback of passengers on the quality of the food served, cleanliness at water installations including sources of water supply, water taps for drinking water at Stations and availability of water; Cleanliness at all toilet blocks at Railway Stations, Coaching Depots, Trains & surrounding areas will also be conducted during the Swachhata Pakhwada.