In order to review the preparedness for the nationwide sanitation campaign, 'Swachhta Hi Seva', a meeting of district and sectoral officers was held under the chairmanship of District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, today here at Dakbanglow Rajouri.The meeting was informed that a fortnight sanitation campaign under 'Swachhta Hi Seva' shall be launched on September 15thacross the district which will culminate on 2nd October, on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti. The sanitation derive would be launched simultaneously at District, Subdivision and Block levels. It was further informed that the aim of the campaign is to reinforce the concept of sanitation at mass level where Panchayats and Municipal Bodies, Government employees, Anganwari workers, public representatives, school children, social workers, organizations and citizens will be actively participating.The DDC urged upon the officers to formulate action plan highlighting daily calendar to make the campaign a success. The District Panchayat Officer, Dr Abdul Khabir, who is the nodal officer for the sanitation drive, was asked to coordinate with different department for effective implementation.
The DDC asked the concerned officers to plan activities in such a manner that will generate interest in the sanitation drive. He also asked them to arrange quiz and painting competitions, symposiums and debates in schools at the district and Tehsil level on 'Swachhta Hi Seva’ theme.The DDC further instructed that the progress of all the cleanliness drives initiated by various departments should be communicated to his office on daily basis and shall be given a wide publicity.The meeting also decided to organise a Mega Swachhta Mela and Swachhta Sabhas in the district to aware the people about the sanitation.It was further informed that the drives would be held to clean water bodies, khuls, parks, roads, schools, hospitals and special focus shall be laid on the cleaning of tourist and historic places.The RDD officials were directed to sensitize the village health and sanitation committees about the drive for maximum participation.The meeting was attended by Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Sunderbani, Nowshera Kalakote, District Programme Officer Rajouri, CMO Rajouri, CEO Rajouri, Chief Executive Officer Rajouri, SDMs, Principals, Block Development Officers, Child Development Project Officers and ZEOs of different zones.