PM initiates drive towards clean Ganga; participates in Shramdaan as part of Swachhta Abhiyan at Assi Ghat, Varanasi

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today initiated the drive towards a clean Ganga, as he participated in shramdaan to remove dirt on the banks of the River Ganga at Assi Ghat in Varanasi.

The Prime Minister later nominated nine eminent persons to carry forward the task. He said social organizations in Varanasi have assured him that the work of cleaning the Ghats in the city shall be completed in one month.

Earlier, Shri Narendra Modi offered prayers and performed Aarti Pujan at Assi Ghat.

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