New Delhi: Delhi Government officials Thursday took a pledge along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to make India 'clean' by October 2, 2019 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Officers from various departments of Delhi Government along with the staff led by the Chief Secretary D M Spolia gathered at the Delhi Secretariat lobby and initiated the cleanliness drive.
He asked the Principal Secretaries, Secretaries and HODs to keep the cleanliness drive going as a co ntinuous process.
"Spolia also conducted an inspection of all the offices and toilets at Delhi Secretariat and appealed the staff not to wash utensils in toilets citing that food particles and other foreign objects get caught between the drain and pipes leading to choking of the drain.
"He also stressed on the need to sensitise citizens about sanitation and hygiene," said a Delhi government official. After the pledge ceremony, cleanliness drive was carried out in the respective department to ensure cleanliness of their premises. Old sign boards were replaced and old records (which were of no use) and unserviced items were disposed off.
Wild grass from terraces and roadsides of the offices were also removed and dustbins were placed at proper locations.