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Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019

  • 03 Oct 2019
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  • The Prime Minister inaugurated the Swachh Bharat Diwas 2019 on the occasion of the Mahatma’s 150th birth anniversary in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Prime Minister also released a postage stamp and silver coin to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The event has been made more memorable after the UN released a postal stamp on Gandhiji a few days back.
  • On the same occasion, Prime Minister of India proposed the “Einstein Challenge” as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
    • Albert Einstein’s famous words on Gandhi says that “Generations to come will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth.”
    • Considering the above statement Einstein Challenge invites thinkers, entrepreneurs, and tech leaders to be at the forefront of spreading Gandhi’s ideas through innovation to make it reach future generations.
  • On the occasion of Swachh Bharat Divas 2019, the Ministry of Railways also released Station Cleanliness Survey 2019.
    • Rajasthan’s Jaipur station topped the list of cleanest railway stations in India, in the non-suburban group of stations.
    • In the suburban group of stations, Maharashtra’s Andheri station has topped the list.
    • The cleanest railway zone 2019 award has been given to the North Western Railway Zone.

Source: PIB

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