Horticulture Department celebrates Gandhi Jayanti, kick-starts SBM

SRINAGAR: The Department of Horticulture, Kashmir today celebrated the 152nd Gandhi Jayanti, the birthday of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi.
To mark the event, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) also called (Clean India Programme) was kick started at Directorate of Horticulture Rajbagh and
Director General (DG) Horticulture Kashmir, Ajaz Ahmad Bhat officiated the ‘Swachha Pledge’ to the employees of the Department.
The DG initiated and led the sanitation drive at the premises of Horticulture Complex Rajbagh Srinagar. He was joined by Chief Horticulture Officer Srinagar, Pulwama, Bandipora besides other officers/officials of the Department.
Speaking on the occasion, the DG highlighted the significance of sanitation and urged all the participants to follow the Swach Bharat Abhiyan in letter and spirit. He also exhorted that we should neither litter nor let others litter.
He further stressed that we should carry forward the message of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and should keep our homes, offices and surroundings clean.
Being the head of the Horticulture Department, the DG said that sanitation should also be an integral part of our Orchard, Farms and Nurseries.
In the end Bhat thanked all the participants and hoped that in future more such cleanliness campaigns will be held to spread the awareness about the Clean India Programme.

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