Army destroys old files under cleanliness drive
Thousands of old, unclassified files, CDs, and other material have been destroyed by different departments of the Army as a part of its cleanliness mission, sources said.
The exercise under the newly launched “Swachhta Hi Sewa Hai” mission saw heaps of redundant material being destroyed. The Military Intelligence wing, at its South Block office alone destroyed around 3,000 CDs, 850 video cassettes, 32 computers and large number of other documents. As per sources, the disposed of items weighed around 3,500 kg. The source added that destroying of old items which are not of use any longer is a routine exercise, but the “Swachhta Hi Sewa Hai” mission launched on Friday gave it a bigger push.
Following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to make cleanliness a people’s movement, the Defence Ministry came up with the action plan for overall cleanliness drive. The campaign started on Friday and will run till 2 October. Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra on Friday administered Swachhta Shapath (cleanliness oath) to officers and staff of the Defence Ministry. During the 18-day campaign areas in and outside South Block and Sena Bhawan will be cleaned.
It would include arrangement of dustbins at prominent places for segregating waste; discarding of old junks; cleaning of parking lots, corridors, staircases, and lifts in both the buildings. With Yogi Adityanath at the helm of the state, the Ardh Kumbh Mela in 2019 is bound to be bigger, better and different. The Chief Minister, known for his penchant for all things religious, has already started making sure that the 2019 event ends up as “historic and unique”.
The CM has not only allocated an additional Rs 510 crore for the Kumbh preparations, but has also made a series of visits to Allahabad and held meetings in Luc-