National Mission on Clean Ganga (NMCG) will observe May 2, 2017 as Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas. The initiative will be started at 12 locations in India, which include, Patna, Kanpur, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Bhagalpur, Sahibganj, Raj Ghat (Hardoi), Devprayag, Bithoor, Vidhur Kuti (Bijnor), and Srinagar (Uttarakhand).
Apart from the above locations, National Mission on Clean Ganga together with local NGOs, Ganga Vichaar Manch, and volunteer support, will organize the event at 30 other locations within in near future.
Objective of the Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas:
The objective of the Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas is to promote active involvement of the citizens in Swachh Ganga event and to spread awareness. The event aims to develop a sense of ownership and pride among masses, while actively supporting the Namami Gange programme.
The National Mission on Clean Ganga’s (NMCG) volunteer wing Ganga Vichar Manch would execute the event in close coordination with the State Government Departments or Agencies, State Programme Management Groups, District Administration and other key stakeholders at each of the 12 locations.
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A 16 days long event called ‘Ganga Swachhta Pakhwada’ was observed by the NMCG in March 2017, in collaboration with the five Ganga Basin States. The event turned out as a big movement with the participation of local communities and various stakeholders.
The NMCG has decided to observe the ‘Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas’ by considering the awe-inspiring success of the ‘Ganga Swachhta Pakhwada’ event, with the help of active participation of stakeholders and various local communities in the event.
Also, orders have been issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to all the village panchayats and districts situated on the banks of the river Ganga to celebrate May 2, 2017 as Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Diwas. And has asked districts magistrates to be a part of the event to make it a big success.