Jhajjar District, October 2, 2023 – On the auspicious occasion of Gandhiji Jayanti, the spirit of cleanliness and community service reverberated through the heart of Jhajjar District as a grand celebration of the Swachhata Hi Seva Programme unfolded at GGSSS, Silani. The event, graced by the presence of esteemed guests and dignitaries, showcased the district’s commitment to the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi and the importance of cleanliness.
Jhajjar District Celebrates Swachhata Hi Seva Programme at GGSSS, Silani
The proceedings commenced at 10:30 a.m., with the arrival of the chief guest, Sh. Omparkash Dhankhar, who was warmly welcomed at the school entrance by a group of enthusiastic girls who adorned him with flowers. Joining the ceremony were Deputy Commissioner, Captain Shakti Singh, and Zila Parishad Chairman Sh. Kaptan, adding their grace to the occasion.
Amrit Kalash Yatra
Amrit Kalash Yatra: Volunteer youth and individuals from around the nation would gather Mitti from Villages/Panchayats and transport it to the Block level. In a similar manner, Mitti will be gathered from smaller urban entities and transported to bigger urban localities or municipalities. The dirt from the Panchayats, Villages, and Urban Areas would then be transported to the National Capital as Mitti Kalash.
A heartfelt tribute was paid to Mahatma Gandhi Ji, the Father of the Nation, as well as to Sh. Lal Bahadur Shastri, the former Prime Minister of India, renowned for his iconic slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan.” The event also honored the unknown martyrs of Jhajjar District who made supreme sacrifices for the nation.
The school students added a melodious touch to the event with a welcome song, setting the tone for the celebration. Dr. Subheda Dhaka delivered a warm welcome speech in honor of Gandhiji Jayanti, emphasizing the enduring relevance of his teachings.
D.C. Jhajjar, in his address, shared valuable insights with the students and the gathered audience, underscoring the importance of cleanliness and community participation. The students then presented a compelling play centered around the theme of cleanliness, highlighting its significance in our daily lives.
The pinnacle of the event was reached when the Chief Guest, Sh. Omparkash Dhankhar, took the stage and recognized the exemplary efforts of Sarpanchs (village heads) and cleaning workers in the region. He personally distributed prizes to these outstanding individuals, acknowledging their dedication towards the Swachhata Hi Seva Programme.
The event was graced by the presence of other notable personalities, including Sh. Rajesh Kumar, DEO Jhajjar, Sh. Subhash Bhardwaj, DEEO, Mahinder Singh Yadav, CRC Silana, and Smt. Sushila, the school’s Principal, all of whom contributed to the success of this meaningful celebration. Smt. Meenakshi, PGT ECO. conducted the stage.
The Swachhata Hi Seva Programme at GGSSS, Silani, not only paid homage to the great leaders who shaped our nation but also inspired the community to continue their efforts towards a cleaner, healthier, and more harmonious future. The event served as a reminder that cleanliness is not just a duty but a collective responsibility that binds us all together.
SJS GGSSS, Silana observed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or the Clean India Mission
In honour of the nation’s father, Mahatma Gandhi, SJS GGSSS, Silana observed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or the Clean India Mission, on Sept. 30, 2023, on the school grounds. Mahinder Singh Yadav, the principal of the school, and the Sarpanch of the Gram Panchayat Silana graced the occasion with their presence. The children took part in the programme by cleaning the school premises.
“Meri Maati Mera Desh”
“Meri Maati Mera Desh” aims to commemorate the nation’s path of liberation and progress by uniting people in celebration of India’s soil and heroism. This programme aims to encourage future generations to conserve India’s treasured legacy by fostering a sense of national pride and paying tribute to our heroes while also fostering a connection with the land.
Numerous events and rituals are being held as part of this campaign at the Panchayat/Village, Block, Urban Local Body, State, and National levels around the nation:
Shilaphalakam’s (Memorial) Dedication
Sincere appreciation for all the bravehearts (Veers and Veeranganas) who have made the ultimate sacrifice is a core component of the programme. The names of the bravehearts will be engraved on the Shilaphalakam. Freedom fighters, defence workers, members of the Central Armed Police Forces, and State Police officers who lost their lives while performing their duties are among them.
Shilaphalakam will be built locally in Panchayats/Villages and urban areas; it will probably be built next to Amrit Sarovars, neighbourhood schools, or other significant places.