PM Modi lauds Sabarimala temple cleanliness drive

ANI | Updated: Dec 31, 2017 12:05 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recounted the encouraging story of 'Punyam Poonkavanam' programme, a voluntary campaign started by police officer P. Vijayan at Sabarimala temple in Kerala to create awareness on cleanliness.

"The ongoing 'Punyam Poonkavanam' programme in Kerala's Sabarimala temple is a great example to create awareness on cleanliness in the country," said Prime Minister Modi in 39th 'Mann Ki Baad'.

Prime Minister Modi also said a cleanliness survey will be conducted from the January 4 to March 10 to evaluate achievements in the cleanliness of urban areas.

"Swachh Survekshan 2018 - the largest cleanliness survey in the world, will be conducted from the January 4 to March 10 to evaluate achievements in the cleanliness of urban areas. Survey will cover a population of more than 40 crores in more than 4000 cities," he said

Sabarimala Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, dedicated to Lord Ayyappa, is the most famous and prominent among all the Sastha temples in Kerala. (ANI)

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