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PM Modi interacts with Khadims of Ajmer Dargah

Modi discussed various issues related to the cleanliness of Dargah and its surrounding areas during the video conference. The district administration and National Informatics Centre (NIC) had made all the arrangements for the occasion at Ajmer on Friday.

September 15, 2018, 12:48 pm

Image caption: PM Modi on a VC with Mr Moin Sarkar and Mr

Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with Khadims (priests) of Ajmer Dargah in a video conference from Delhi as part of the cleanliness drive ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ launched by PM Modi on Friday. He discussed various issues related to the cleanliness of Dargah and its surrounding areas during the video conference. Syed Moin Hussain Chishti from Ajmer Sharif Dargah interacted with PM Modi in VC. The district administration and National Informatics Centre (NIC) had made all the arrangements for the occasion at Ajmer on Friday. The 13th-century Ajmer Dargah Sharif is among the Swachh Iconic Places in India. It is a clean-up initiative focused on iconic heritage, spiritual and cultural places through a multi-stakeholder approach model. The campaign was initiated under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2016. Prime Minister Modi started his ‘Swachhata Hi Seva movement’ to mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary on October 2. PM Modi will interact with several people of ‘Swatch Iconic Places’ with regard to cleanliness drive-through video conference on Saturday. This drive will continue till October 2 and it aims at reaching out to people across the country for encouraging cleanliness. PM Modi tweeted “the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva Movement’ commences on 15th September. This is a great way to pay tributes to Bapu. Come, be a part of this movement and strengthen the efforts to create a Swachh Bharat!” PM Modi also connected with Daadi Jaanki who is a Brand Ambassador of India’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’. The Modi government aims at constructing 111 million latrines in five years. Almost 80 million household toilets are estimated to have been built since the start of the Swatch Bharat movement in 2014.

First published: September 15, 2018