Gandhi Jayanti 2023: Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested an amazing way to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti in 2023. During his 105th 'Mann Ki Baat' address, he appealed to all citizens to pay tribute to the father of the nation with ‘Swachhanjali’. This mega cleanliness drive calls people from all walks of life to join actual activities at public places on October 1, 2023.
Gandhi Jayanti is an annual occasion celebrated in India on October 2. The day marks the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. And this year to celebrate the third national holiday Gandhi Jayanti, PM propose the 'Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' campaign.
What is 'Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' Campaign?
'Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' Campaign is a mega cleanliness drive to mark the celebration of Gandhi Jayanti. This initiative is a run-up to the ‘Swachhata Pakhwada- Swachhata Hi Seva’ 2023 campaign. PM Modi appealed for 1 hour of shramdaan for swachhata at 10 am on 1st Oct by all citizens. While addressing the nation, he said, “A big event on cleanliness is going to be organized on the 1st of October i.e. Sunday at 10 am. You too should take your time and help in this campaign related to cleanliness. You can also join this cleanliness campaign in your street, or neighbourhood…or at a park, river, lake or any other public place.”
October 2, 2023
Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath
October 1, 2023
To Initiate Cleanliness Drive
How to participate in this ‘Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' mega campaign?
Mahatma Gandhi was the harbinger of the Swachhta Andolan (cleanliness movement) in India. So, seeking the moment to spread awareness about sanitation and hygiene is the best way to express gratitude towards him and his legacy. The nationwide campaign on October 1 calls upon citizens from all walks of life to join in actual cleaning activities of public places like market spaces, railway tracks water bodies tourist locations, religious places etc. Every town, Gram Panchayat, all sectors of the government like civil aviation, railways, information & technology etc., and public institutions will be facilitating cleanliness events led by the citizens.
According to the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, this mega cleanliness drive will majorly cover the public spaces. A special and dedicated online portal is also architectured to help NGO/RWA/ Pvt. organizations organise different events. This official portal for the event will also invite influencers and citizens to join this people’s movement as Swachhata Ambassadors. People can click pictures and upload them on the portal to mark their presence. To sensitise or aware people of the Gandhi Jayanti programme, the vehicles used for picking up household wastes will make an announcement.
In conclusion, 'Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath' is an initiative under the Swachhata Pakhwada campaign. It is an idea to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation on his 154th birth anniversary. The campaign urges people to dedicate an hour on October 1 to community service.
Scroll through the tweets below to witness the mega campaign:
स्वच्छ भारत देश के सभी परिवारजनों की सामूहिक जिम्मेदारी है। इस दिशा में जनभागीदारी का हर एक प्रयास बहुत अहम है। आइए, कल सुबह 10 बजे एकजुट होकर एक घंटा स्वच्छता को समर्पित करें और देश के उज्ज्वल भविष्य के निर्माण में अपना हाथ बटाएं। — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 30, 2023
प्रधानमंत्री मोदी जी सभी देशवासियों को गांधी जी के स्वच्छता के विचारों से जोड़कर 'स्वच्छता' को उनकी जीवनशैली व संस्कार में परिवर्तित करने का भगीरथ कार्य कर रहे हैं।
कल अहमदाबाद में ‘स्वच्छता ही सेवा’ के तहत ‘स्वच्छता हेतु श्रमदान’ कार्यक्रम में भाग लूँगा। आप सभी अपने आस-पास… — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 30, 2023
Indian Cricketers urge the citizens to come together for "Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath" and join the largest citizen-led movement to strengthen our resolve towards cleanliness on 1st October at 10 am for 1 hour.#SwachhataHiSeva #SwachhBharat pic.twitter.com/eMsxCAKCXu — Manoj Joshi (@Secretary_MoHUA) October 1, 2023
🇮🇳 One Day
🇮🇳 One Hour
🇮🇳 One Cause
Residential Areas : 1,45,226
Areas Surrounding Schools & Colleges: 1,25,157
Areas Surrounding Anganwadis : 85,289
Market Areas & Spaces : 43,723
Bus Stands & Toll Plaza : 10,080
Swachhata Jan Andolan continues!#SwachhataHiSeva @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/8yYZyep5UY — Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) October 1, 2023
As part of the '#SwachhataHiSeva' campaign in @AmdavadAMC, Union Home Minister Sh @AmitShah set an example by taking part in #SwachhataHiSeva.
His dedication towards #SwachhBharat is inspirational. pic.twitter.com/GBAq0Nfywu — Swachh Bharat Urban (@SwachhBharatGov) October 1, 2023
A clean tomorrow starts today!
Let's embrace 'Swacchata for all' and kickstart a cleaner, brighter future together.
Click a selfie alongwith the cutout(s) at various Income Tax Offices and sites selected by ITD for #SwachhataHiSeva and don’t forget to post on social media… pic.twitter.com/g8uw0AksTu — Income Tax India (@IncomeTaxIndia) October 1, 2023
#SwachhtaHiSeva: A nationwide movement sweeping through every corner, uniting hearts for a cleaner, healthier India!
Let's join hands, embrace cleanliness, and make our nation shine. Together, we can make a difference!#SwachhBharat #amritmahotsav #specialcampaign3.0 #SHS2023 pic.twitter.com/NjXK3jXQDk — Ministry of WCD (@MinistryWCD) September 30, 2023
The Ministry of Women and Child Development actively participating in "Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath" as part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Campaign, marking the 9th anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The campaign is scheduled for 1st October 2023 at 10 am for a duration of one hour.
The Ministry of Women and Child Development planned more than 29000 events with an expected participation of over 15 lakh individuals. The drives are being organised through Anganwadi Centres, One Stop Centres, and offices of the National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) under the Ministry as part of the "Ek Tareekh, Ek Ghanta, Ek Saath" campaign.