Jammu Tawi, December 12
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, as part of “Swachhata Pakhwada” aimed towards developing sense of hygiene and sanitation in the remote areas of Poonch District was organised by the Army at Primary School Upper Salotri in Poonch District on 11 December 2016.
The event was to educate students, youth and locals to accomplish the vision of a clean and serene nation. The drive was structured on the national theme of “Swachh Bharat”. The points included policies of Government required to be implemented and restructured with comprehensive rural sanitation programme. The locals were educated on the importance of keeping the surrounding areas clean and to follow good civic habits. During the drive, it was also conveyed that there is an incentive scheme offered by the government in the form of awards at various levels for maintaining good standards of sanitation and clean environment. Emphasis was also laid on constitution and use of toilets and proper garbage disposal. The drive was well received as evident from the large number of participants.