“MAKE SWACHCHTA A HABIT” said Mos (Home) Kiren Rijiju, While participating in the nation-wide programme of ‘Swachchta Hi Seva Hai’ in the premises of Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences, Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh on 17th September which coincided with the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Vishwakarma Puja.
He appreciated the members of TRIHMS, Itanagar Municipal Council and BJP workers for pitching in their services to keep the premises of the state hospital neat and clean. The Minister told the huge gathering that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was overtly concerned over the health of all the Indians and had asked the country men to make Swachchta a mission a goal to cherish in order to build a clean and healthy India.
Rijiju urged everyone to take proper care of their health by keeping the surroundings they live in and their houses neat and clean adding that most of the diseases were caused by the unhygienic surroundings. While expressing his grave concern over the increasing numbers of cancer patients, most of them at last stage, being evacuated to Delhi and other metros for treatment, the minister assured to grant Rs 40 crores to establish a cancer unit in the TRIHMS to facilitate diagnosis and treatment of cancer at early stage. He said that he was fully alive to the lack of infrastructure in the hospitals and health centres in the state and assured to provide Ambulance and Hearse to all the hospitals and health centres in the state.
While expressing his concern over the unplanned growth of the twin capital, the minister said that the people must change their mindset and strive hard to make Itanagar a model city by creating a clean and beautiful ambience to attract tourists from across the globe. He urged the people to love their state and make a difference by their continued and persistent effort to keep every nook and corner of the state clean and green.
The Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein while participating in the Swachchta programme extended his greetings to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday on behalf of the HCM and his government. He urged the people to create awareness on the importance of cleanliness all over the state.
State BJP President Tapir Gao in his address said that the mission of ‘Swachchta Hi Zindagi Hai, Swachchta Hi Sewa Hai’ must be made a habit by every individual. The local MLA and Parliamentary Secretary Techi Kaso and BJP leader Dominic Tadar also spoke on the occasion.
The Swachchta Hi Sewa Hai programme will culminate on 2nd October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. The cleanliness drive was participated by Parliamentary Secretaries, the Deputy Commissioner, Capital Complex, Prince Dhawan, SP, Members of Itanagar Municipal Council, officers and staff of TRIHMS and BJP functionaries. Later, the MoS (Home), HDCM and other dignitaries planted saplings along the roads in the campus of the newly built Inter State Bus Terminal at Lekhi in Naharlagun.