Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad released commemorative postage stamps on the theme of Swachh Bharat to mark the Martyrdom Day on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 in the presence of Urban Development & Parliamentary Affairs minister Venkaiah Naidu and Rural Development minister Chaudhary Birender Singh.
The Department of Posts, at a function this morning issued a set of these three Commemorative Postage Stamps on the theme of Swachh Bharat, which was launched by the Prime Minister on the 2nd October, 2014 on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The Mission covers our surroundings seeks to achieve “Clean India” and aims to provide access to toilets to all households in the country, and making adequate arrangements for Solid and Liquid Waste Management.
Release of a set of three stamps and a miniature sheet on the theme Swachh Bharat is a part of this effort to achieve the vision of Clean and Healthy India.
Prasad said the Government intends to make cleanliness a part culture of this country under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi . He pointed out that the design for the stamps were selected through a competition among the children on the theme.
The Minister for Urban Development Mr Venkaiah Naidu also appreciating the idea said that if the practice of cleanliness catches with our children, it would spread as a mass movement in the country. He hoped that Swachhatha will become a Jan Andholan.
Chaudhary Birender Singh said the release of the stamps on the Martyrdom Day on this subject of cleanliness, which is very close to the heart of the Father of the Nation, is an apt tribute to him.