New Delhi: In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' campaign, the Defence Ministry on Wednesday said it will launch its cleanliness drive on Thursday in all its cantonments.
"The Defence Ministry has decided to start a nationwide cleanliness mission called 'Clean Cantonments'... For this, Directorate General Defence Estates (DGDE) has directed all its officers and cantonment boards to undertake cleanliness oath on October 2 involving all officers and staffs in Directorates as well as offices of DEOs," a Ministry release said.
The DGDE has also prepared an action plan for each command directorate and offices under it for a period of five years where a systemic cleanliness drive will be undertaken by a 'Corps of Swachh Bharat' volunteers.
"This corps of volunteers will be tasked to create mass awareness about how to develop clean habits and keep our surroundings neat and clean," it said.
During the five year cleanliness plan, a variety of activities such as public marches, marathons, debates, street plays, music and essay competitions among the students and other community activities will be organised to focus public attention on this campaign and on the need for maintaining cleanliness on a sustained basis.