Government launches National Bal Swachhta Mission
On 14th November 2014, Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smt. Maneka Gandhi launched the National Bal Swachhta Mission in New Delhi. It was launched on 125th birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. On this occasion, Minister also released a book on Bal Swachtta Mission prepared by NIPCCD.
About Bal Swachhta Mission
The Bal Swachhta Mission is a part of the nationwide sanitation initiative of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ launched by the Prime Minister on 2nd October, 2014.
The nationwide Bal Swachhta Mission will have the following six themes:-
- Clean Anganwadis .
- Clean Surroundings e.g. Playgrounds.
- Clean Self (Personal Hygiene/Child Health).
- Clean Food.
- Clean Drinking Water.
- Clean Toilets.
Under this mission, Bal Swachhta Week will be observed from 14th to 19th November and one of the above themes would be covered at each Anganwadi Centre in all states. The Women and Child Development Departments of various states will implement the Bal Swachhta Mission with the help of Departments of School Education, Urban Development, Drinking Water and Sanitation, and Information and Publicity.