TIMES OF INDIA
TNN | Sep 5, 2015
VARANASI: Union minister of state (independent charge) for tourism, culture and civil aviation Mahesh Sharma will lead the cleanliness campaign in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Saturday. He will carry forward the Swachha Bharat campaign the PM launched at Assi Ghat in October by involving local students and citizens.
According to his protocol, Sharma will visit Assi Ghat from the airport to take part in cleanliness campaign. He will also initiate cleanliness campaign from the main gate of Banaras Hindu University in Lanka area. Later, he will spend about two hours at the parliamentary office of the PM in Ravindrapuri Colony to hear public grievances.
During his stay in the city, Sharma will also visit to the Central Library of BHU, where he will released the digital version of rare manuscripts. He is also likely to visit the PM’s adopted Jayapur village. He will also attend a programme at Nivedita Shiksha Sadan in Mehmoorganj area.
Sharma has been assigned the task of keeping a close watch on PM’s constituency. He makes regular visits to the city mostly on the first Saturday of every month.
After landing at Lal Bahadur Shastri airport, Babatpur he moved straight to Assi Ghat to take part in the programme organised by the Sulabh International Social Service Organisation. According to Sulabh spokesperson Madan Jha, the minister will inaugurate the modern Sulabh toilet complex and begin cleanliness campaign at the ghat.
Besides, he will also release the musical CDs based on Ganga and Varanasi on the occasion. The Sulabh founder Bindeshwar Pathak will also attend the programme. It may be mentioned here that the Sulabh International has adopted the ghat for its upkeep and cleanliness.