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India celebrates Swachh Bharat Week

Cabinet Briefing by Minister Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu, and Dharmendra Pradhan

India CSR News Network

NEW DELHI: To commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation & Ministry of Urban Development will be celebrating Swachh Bharat Week from 25th September, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Jayanti, to 2nd October 2016, Gandhi Jayanti, Govt said.

Below is the calendar of events for the week at the National and State levels. National and regional media are requested to give these events due coverage:

Date Location Event
25th Sep


Calicut/ Delhi







Formal launch of the SB Week

MoUD, MoDWS, MoR to jointly attend launch event in Calicut

State level launch/district level launch of SB Week with a range of IEC activity

ODF Triggering by over 19,000 swachhagrahis in hotspots with focus around railway tracks.

City/village ODF declaration & awards

26thSep Delhi




National AV campaign launched featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar- Minister DWS to launch at National Media Centre, New Delhi, 12.30pm

Ward-level Social auditing of sanitation and SWM infrastructure

City/village ODF declaration  & awards



  City/Village ODF declaration & awards

Special cleanliness drive in market places,  bus  stops

28thSep Pan-India



NCC for Swachhta- NCC to do events /campaigns/ activities across the country

City/village ODF declaration and awards

Special cleanliness drive in hospitals, parks & government offices



Pan India




School Swachhta Day – MDWS and MoUD to work with MHRD to conduct school specific cleanliness activities

Sanitation Technology public Exhibition in Delhi to be inaugurated UDM and MDWS

DD News panel discussion with Secy MDWS and Secy MoUD on SBM, SBW and Indo-San

30th Sep  Delhi INDOSAN, India Sanitation Conference 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan at 9am – inauguration by Hon’ble Prime Minister
Ist Oct







Mass event in Pune involving Sarpanchs and SBM workers

Launch of 3-month long youth led community mobilization program in urban slums by NYKS in  NCR

All India Radio special programme on clean-up of 100 iconic places at 9.30pm

Secretary MoUD interview on All India Radio about SBM



Porbandar / Iconic places/ Uttarakhand /

Delhi / Pan-India

Flagship event –Porbandar along with Narmada and Mehsana go for ODF declaration – Minister of DWS and CM Gujarat to attend

Flagship event – ODF Declaration of all ULBs in Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh

Chain of 19 districts in 6 States to make ODF declaration simultaneously

About 1.00,000 villages in the country to be ODF by 2nd Oct. 2016

Cleaning drives at 10 Swachh iconic places by celebrities

Secretary MDWS interview airs on All India Radio

All Namami Gange villages in Uttarakhand to be declared ODF

City-level workshops on lines of INDOSAN

Awards at city-level for best schools, hospitals, residential societies, NGOs, Individuals

Launch of Community and Public Toilets, Compost plants , Solid Waste Collection and Transportation  equipment

Cleanliness drives and special sessions on sanitation in Gram Sabhas.

Chai per Charcha on Sanitation in Gram Panchayats/ULBs

Community and celebrity-led cleaning and other programmes in collaboration with NDTV

All Week Pan-India Activities of mass mobilization in States/ champions recognition/village & city ODF declarations/ Social Media intensification/special issue of Kurukshetra journal on Sanitation and more

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