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Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh wielded the broom and administered the 'Cleanliness Pledge' to the officials as the 'Clean India' campaign kicked off at the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.

Updated: Oct 03, 2014, 01:06 AM IST

New Delhi: Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh wielded the broom and administered the 'Cleanliness Pledge' to the officials as the 'Clean India' campaign kicked off at the Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday.

Singh, accompanied by a team of volunteers, conducted inspection at various divisions in the Ministry Headquarters in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhavan (JNB).

Apart from cleanliness, she emphasized the importance of discipline and orderliness in every-day work.

After completing her inspection, she joined other officers of the Ministry in a cleanliness drive in the forecourts of the South Block as well as the area in the vicinity of JNB, including the adjacent lawns of India Gate and National Museum.

The Foreign Secretary exhorted her colleagues to ensure that this drive does not remain a 'one-off' effort and should instead become a part of daily work-routines.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was also observed across all Regional Passport Offices of the country with strong enthusiasm, the External Affairs Ministry said.