Following Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a clean India on his birth anniversary, Udaan Foundation participated in “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”. This two day campaign under the aegis of Indian Railways and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative of a Clean India as enunciated by him on Independence Day this year was organized at Hazrat Nizammuddin Railway Station on 1st and 2nd October 2014.
With a handful number of around 25 volunteers, Udaan Foundation accepted the challenge of keeping a busy railway station clean and litter free. The cleanliness drive was not merely organized with the motive of cleaning the railway station; it was also aimed at making the people aware about the hygiene benefits and to acquaint them with the common vision of hon’ble Prime Minister and the youth representing the Udaan Foundation.
With masks covering their faces and brooms in their hands, the volunteers worked diligently which was highly appreciated not only by the passengers but the autowalahs and the taxi drivers who supported the cause by signing for the campaign and pledging to keep the station area litter free.
The event was marked by the benign presence of Shri D.V. Sadanand Gowda, Minister of Railways; Shri Rahul Saxena, Spokesperson, Ministry of Railways; Pradeep Kumar, General Manager, Northern Railways and other dignitaries of Baroda House, New Delhi who also signed for the campaign
Hon’ble Minister of Railways, Shri D.V. Sadanand Gowda admist his heavy security and camera persons was kind enough to exchange a few encouraging words with Team Udaan and promised to visit any such campaign undertaken by youth in future. The volunteers made sure that the station was litter free after the campaign ended on the note of “Swacch Bhart, Swastha Bharat”.
Along with dis campaigning one more cleanness drive campaign was done by udaan foundation at jaunpur railway station where Member of Parliament of Jaunpur Mr. K.P.Singh was present and stimulate the volunteer of Udaan foundation.