CM, ministers to give impetus to cleanliness campaign
LUCKNOW : The state government and the ruling BJP have decided to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 67th birthday on Sunday by focusing on cleanliness campaign.
Led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma along with 44 UP ministers will launch swachta campaigns in various parts of the state. The cleanliness campaign would be run across the state from Sunday till October 2 – Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday.
But, it would be on Monday, when schools open, that BJP leaders and ministers, lawmakers and office-bearers would be seen in primary government schools of the state to celebrate Modi’s birthday with school students.
In fact, in PM Modi’s Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency, the local BJP unit in Kashi region held special programmes in schools on the eve of Modi’s birthday.
On Monday, similar celebrations would be held in various other primary schools of the state. “Through such campaigns in schools, the students are being initiated into the concept of cleanliness at an early age. The other benefit is that since all party leaders are expected to adopt government primary schools, the focus would ensure that the situation improves there,” said UP BJP general secretary Vijay Bahadur Pathak who has adopted a primary school in Azamgarh’s Barsara Khalsa village.
Pathak who has provided for furniture and other amenities that the primary school lacked would cut a cake with students to celebrate the day. All 312 BJP lawmakers from UP too are expected to adopt primary schools. The move to involve schools on Modi’s birthday has also drawn praise from the RSS. Sangh leader Rajendra said, “It is going to be a birthday with a cause. It’s these campaigns that would bring about a mindset change.” It is the first time when a top leader’s birthday is being linked to a cause as great as cleanliness, said Chandra Mohan, UP BJP spokesperson.
BJP workers celebrating with schoolchildren on the eve of PM’s birthday in Varanasi.