On 1st October 2023, the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) took a significant step towards realizing the vision of a “Garbage Free India.” Aligning with the national initiative championed by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, a unique event titled ‘Shramdaan’ was organized by the Ministry. The event aimed to foster a spirit of collective responsibility and action, bringing together participants from various MSME offices nationwide.
“Garbage Free India” The focal theme of ‘Shramdaan’ revolved around the concept of “Garbage Free India.” Emphasizing the importance of cleanliness, the event sought to engage citizens in proactive measures for a cleaner and healthier nation.
Development Facilitation Office, Okhla, Phase-1, New Delhi The event unfolded at the Development Facilitation Office, Okhla, Phase-1, New Delhi, serving as the central hub for the cleanliness drive. Participants gathered at this location, symbolizing a microcosm of the broader nationwide effort.
National Call to Action: The event responded to the national call made by the Hon’ble Prime Minister, urging every citizen to contribute their time and effort towards the cause of cleanliness. This call, encapsulated as “Ek Tareekh Ek Ghanta Ek Saath,” inspired the ‘Shramdaan’ initiative.
- Concerted Effort for a Cleaner India: ‘Shramdaan’ epitomized a united and concerted effort. Participants from the Ministry of MSME, including its diverse range of organizations and field offices scattered across the country, actively participated. This collective engagement amplified the impact of the cleanliness drive.
- Mega Swachhata Drive: ‘Shramdaan’ emerged as a mega Swachhata (cleanliness) drive, mobilizing enthusiastic volunteers to address the issue of garbage disposal. The event aimed not only to clean the immediate surroundings but also to instill a sense of responsibility for maintaining cleanliness in everyday life.
Citizen Participation and Ownership: By encouraging citizens’ active participation, the event sought to instigate a sense of ownership. Participants were not mere spectators but became integral contributors to the noble cause of creating a cleaner environment.