August 16, 2015
Bengal observes ‘Nirmal Bangla Abhiyan’ on Independence Day
All the elected representatives of the party, welfare groups and clubs in various parts of the State took up a cleanliness drive on August 15, 2015 as per the instructions of West Bengal Chief Minister. This Independence Day became special as Bengal observed Nirmal Bangla Abhiyan.
On Monday, before leaving for a 4-day visit to Delhi, the West Bengal Chief Minister had said that the cleanliness drive will be taken up between 11 AM and 12 Noon on August 15 in every corners of the State.
“West Bengal had embarked on the ‘Nirmal Bangla Abhiyan’ three years ago and we were the first ones in the country having undertaken such a campaign,” Ms Banerjee had said.
Incidentally, on a list of 476 cities ranked for cleanliness under the Swachch Bharat mission, West Bengal has done well with 25 in the top 100. Halisahar is among India’s top 10 cleanest cities.