Minister Thakur launches month long nationwide Swachh Bharat 2022 Campaign 

New Delhi: Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Anurag Thakur launched month long nationwide campaign Swachh Bharat 2022 from Prayagraj in UP today. Shri Thakur participated in cleanliness drive on Sangam beach in Prayagraj with Nehru Yuva Kendra, National Service Scheme volunteers and a large number of other people. The swachhta Pledge was also administrated on this occasion. Secretary Department of Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Sanjay Kumar and other officers of the Ministry were also present on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Thakur informed that a similar campaign was organised last year which far exceeded its target of collection and disposal of 75 lakh kg plastic wastes and so this year Department of Youth Affairs has set a target of collecting and disposing of 1 crore kg plastic waste through Swachh Bharat 2022.

Shri Thakur added that one of the ‘Panch Pran’ announced by the Prime Minster Shri Narendra Modi during the Independence Day speech this year was the goal of a developed India, so without clean India we cannot fulfil the dream of a developed India.

The Union Minister said that plastic does not decompose, which causes various types of diseases and problems. He said that country has to be saved from plastic and everyone has to fulfill the responsibility of saving Mother Earth together. He also added that the incidence of disease can be reduced substantially by adopting cleanliness as a way of life.