Wednesday 29 August 2018

Observance of Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) from 15th September to 2nd October 2018

Observance of Swachhata Hi Seva (SHS) from 15th September to 2nd October 2018

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G.and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 27th August, 2018
The Secretary / President
All identified Pensioners’ Associations
(As per enclosed list)
Subject: Observance of “Swachhata Hi Seva’ 2018 (SHS) again from 15th September to 2nd October, 2018.
As a precursor to the launch of the 150th birth year celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, M/o Driniking of Water & Sanitation (M/o DW&S) has decided to observe Swachhata Hi Seva 2018 (SHS) again from 15th September to 2nd October, 2018. SHS aims to accelerating the Jan-Andolan for realizing the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s vision of a Clean India, further reinforcing the belief that ‘Sanitation is everyone’s business’. The launch of SHS 2018 will be organized on the morning of 15th September, 2018, encouraging citizens to initiate swachhata drives.

2. M/o DW&S has also requested this Department to lead a special segment of SHS campaign (voluntary swachhata activities) involving all Pensioners on a pan-India basis. In this regard M/o DW&S have also enclosed a list of illustrative activities that can be undertaken and the pensioners may like to take it up on a particular day during the fortnight.
3. As a steps towards this direction, the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare has been in the past too, inter alia seeking the active involvement of identified Pensioners’ Associations for observing Swachh Bharat Pakhwada and the swachhta related tasks undertaken by various identified Pensioners’ Association in the past had been found to be encouraging and were appreciated.
4. In view of above you are requested to observe the ‘Swachhata Hi Seva 2018’ (SHS) from 15th September to 2nd October, 2018 by sensitizing their members and general public reinforcing the belief that “Sanitation everyone’s business’and also encourage citizens to initiate swachhata drives by undertaking number of activities from the enclosed list of illustrative Activities circulated by M/o DW&S.
5. You are also requested to take photographs of activities undertaken by them during the Pakhwada and send the same along with a report on the activities undertaken by them immediately after duration of the Pakhwada so as to enable for this Department to send a consolidate report to M/o DW&S and also to upload the same on Pensioners’ Portal website.
Your faithfully
(Seema Gupta)
Director (PW)

Swachhata Hi Seva SHS illustrative Activities

ANNEXURE A : List of Illustrative Activities

As a part of the SHS Campaign, the activities that citizens may undertake are as follows:
Toilet pit-digging exercise and other toiler construction activities
Organize cleaning of streets, drains and back alleys through awareness drives
Organize waste collection drives in households and common or shared spaces
Conduct Door-to-Door meeting to drive behaviour change with respect to sanitation behaviours
Organize awareness campaigns around better sanitation practices like using a toilet, hand washing, health and hygiene awareness, etc.
Perform Swachhata related Nukkad Nataks/ street plays, folk song and dance performances
Conduct Village or School-level Rallies to generate awareness about sanitation
Make wall paintings in public places on the theme of swachhata
Volunteer for segregation of solid waste into non-biodegradable and biodegradable waste
Mobilize community to build compost pits, where organic matter decomposes to form manure


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