As a precursor to the launch of 150 th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi, and in the run up of 4 th anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission, Department of Posts, Maharashtra Circle observed “Swachhata Hi Sewa 20018” (SHS) fortnight from 15 th September 2018 to 2 nd October 2018 during which various cleanliness activities were undertaken such as Shramadan in Post Offices, cleaning of Postal Colonies, weeding out of old records, conducting rallies for generating awareness about Swachhta in General public, Tree Plantation in Postal colonies, awareness campaigns
around better sanitation practices like using a toilet, hand washing, health and hygiene awareness, mechanised cleaning of toilets etc.
A leaflet on ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ awareness campaign was prepared with an aim to increase people participation in realising the vision of Clean India. In this leaflet 10 best Swachhta practices in Hindi and English such as segregation of wet and dry garbage, keeping of surroundings clean, not littering on roads, discouraging use of plastic, using toilets, washing hands properly after use of toilets, tree plantation etc. are given. The leaflets were distributed throughout the Maharashtra Circle including Goa in schools / colleges through Public Relation Inspectors, to each households through Postmen, and to members of public at Post Office counters.
The Maharashtra Postal Circle is committed to further the cause of “Swachh Bharat”.