India’s first youth-led inter-city competition to clean beaches, hills, and tourist spots.

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Noted personalities along with lakhs of youth to join the Indian Swachhata League to support Garbage Free Cities

Shankar Mahadevan, Venkatesh Iyer, B Praak, Jeev Milkha Singh, and Kirron Kher to join India’s first youth-led inter-city competition to clean beaches, hills, and tourist spots

By PIB Delhi

Ara Yoddhas, Benarasi Warriors, Barbati Bacons, Green Guardians of Gandhinagar, Navi Mumbai ECO Knights, Chandigarh Challengers, and Incredible Swachh Indoris are not sporting teams. They are lakhs of enthusiastic youth who have formed teams to participate in the Indian Swachhata League that will launch a massive campaign to keep their cities garbage free. Under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the Indian Swachhata League is being organized on September 17, 2022. Union Minister Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri declared the Indian Swachhata League open on September 9, 2022. 1800 plus cities have registered for the Indian Swachhata League. 47 cities with million plus citizens have registered for the league. The top three states with maximum participation based on the percentage of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) participating in the league are Odisha-100%, Assam-99%, and Chhattisgarh-97%.

The unique competition led by youth will see some noted celebrities like cricketer Venkatesh Iyer batting for Incredible Indoris, noted singer and Padma awarded Shankar Mahadevan playing for Navi Mumbai ECO Knights, MP and actress Kirron Kher, Singer B Praak, Olympic gold medalist Abhinav Bindra supporting Chandigarh Challengers to rally for clean beaches, hills, and tourist spots. Local political representatives and VIPs, Ministers, MPs, MLA, Mayor, Councilors, and Brand Ambassadors are also engaging in flagging off various activities and increasing mobilization. Chandigarh Councillor Maheshinder Singh Sidhu, Tirupati Mayor B R Sirisha, Tirupati Commissioner Anupama Anjali, Tirupati MLA Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, Indore Mayor, IMC Pushyamitra Bhargav have joined the league.

The city teams will be competing to clean locations near monuments, tourist attractions, and beaches with heavy footfall. Many locations like Vishnupad, Sitakund, Akshaywati in Gaya, Tajganj in Agra, Nayaghat in Ayodhya, Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri, Lalbagh in Lucknow, Assi Ghat in Varanasi, Atal Bridge on Sabarmati river front, Gandhi Ashram, Sardar Patel Statue in Gandhinagar, Gomti river in Gujarat, Cuff Parade, Worli Fort, Juhu Patti in Greater Mumbai, Meghdoot Garden in Indore, Khandala Lake in Lonavla.

Registration is still open at: https://innovateindia.mygov.in/swachhyouthrally/ and will be live till 6 pm on 17th September 2022.

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Suman Munshi

Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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