Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) has started the Clean India program in Shillong, Meghalaya as part of the month-long nationwide Swachh Bharat campaign.
Keeping in line with the pan-India initiative launched on October 1, the Shillong wing of NYKS started the Clean India Programme in different villages through its Volunteers Youth Club and local bodies of Meghalaya on the day of launching the campaign.
Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur launched the month-long campaign on October 1 from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. Shri Thakur had participated in a cleanliness drive on Sangam beach in Prayagraj with Nehru Yuva Kendra, National Service Scheme volunteers and a large number of other people. Swachhta Pledge was also administrated on this occasion.
He said that Swachh Bharat 2022 programme is being organised in 6 Lakh villages of 744 districts across the country through the network of NYKS affiliated Youth Clubs & National Service Scheme Affiliated Institutions. This is not just a program but a serious attempt to make people realize the importance of cleanliness, he said while addressing the launch of Clean India 2.0.
25,00,000 kg waste has been collected in ten days since the launch of Swachh Bharat campaign, said the Minister in a tweet. The Department of Youth Affairs has set a target of collecting and disposing of 1 crore kg plastic waste through Swachh Bharat 2022.
NYKS is organizing the Clean India 2.0 Programme from October 1-31, 2022 throughout the country. It has collaborated with all stakeholders – District Administration, DRDA, Local Municipal Corporation, NSS, Bharat Scouts & Guides and Youth Clubs, Mahila Mandals, SHGs, Community based Organisations such as Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, Red Cross, Village Authority, etc. working in the districts and villages.