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Defence Ministry to mobilise 50 lakh people for plogging during Swachhta Pakhwada campaign

New Delhi: Ministry of Defence aims to mobilise 50 lakh people from its own ranks and the local communities to participate in plogging throughout the country on December 07, 2019 as part of the activities of Swachhta Pakhwada.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will lead the ‘Swachhta Day’ event, being organised at Delhi Cantt on December 7. The aim is to raise awareness amongst the community, collect plastic waste and make the surroundings plastic free. The slogan coined for this event is ‘Plastic Se Raksha – Swachhata Hi Suraksha’.

All the three services of Ministry of Defence, Indian Coast Guard and other organisations such as Border Road Organisation (BRO), National Cadet Corps (NCC), Canteen Services Division (CSD), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), etc will actively participate in this campaign.

There will also be a competition among the units. The winner will be based on number of participants in plogging and the amount of plastic collected.

Swachh Bharat Mission is one of the flagship programmes of the Government, launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi throughout the country on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi in 2014 to realise his dream of ‘Clean India’.

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