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Orientation workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission held

By-M.N. Singh
Imphal, Dec. 23,

The Regional Outreach Bureau (ROB), Imphal of Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, today organized one day orientation workshop on Swachh Bharat Mission at its Auditorium, Imphal.
The workshop was organized to sensitize the officers, officials and field functionaries of the Regional Outreach Bureau posted including officials and artists registered with ROB, Imphal.
The main objective of the workshop is to update knowledge, sensitize and equip the theme of Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) Awareness Campaign. The intensive Special Outreach Program will begin from tomorrow at five different locations.
Speaking as resource person, Nepram Gitkumar, Retd. Director MAHUD said that Swachh Bharat Mission is Government of India’s Total Sanitation Campaign to improve quality of life by promoting cleanliness, hygiene and eliminating open defecation by 2nd October, 2019. And also scientifical management of solid waste in india.
He lamented that as prelude to 150th birth anniversary of the father of Nation Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on 2nd October, 2014 by encouraging stakeholders to participate in improving sanitation practices.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has been monitoring the status of the scheme through  ‘Swachh Survekshan” from the year 2016 annually.
As the continuation of this monitoring mechanism the fourth survey or Swachh Survekshan will begin from 4th to 30th January 2019 to rank all the cities under Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U).
The survey would be validated by third party certification, institutionalize existing systems through online processes and create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of working together towards making towns and cities a better place to live in. As citizen participation is a very important to mark and contribution for overall reduction of solid waste generated, he urged to co-operate the mission and also the  surveying team.
Yumlembam Lukamani Devi, Corporator Ward No. 19, Imphal Municipal Corporation stressed on the need for community participation for successful implementation of the schemes and adopt cleanliness as a mission for realizing the dream of a Swachh Bharat.
K. Sonimumar Singh, A.O/DDO, ROB Imphal and Gin Gangte, Head Field Outreach Bureau, Imphal also attended the function.

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Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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