Sanitation drive to end at Champaran

A week-long community sanitation drive across rural Bihar will culminate in a mass gathering of 20,000 sanitation motivators, or ‘swachhagrahis’, in Champaran district on April 10, when they will be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The campaign, Satyagraha se Swachhagraha , draws inspiration from Gandhiji’s satyagraha in Champaran a century ago, said Parameswaran Iyer, secretary of the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, at a press conference on Tuesday. Ten thousand ‘swachhagrahis’ will gather from across the country and fan out to villages to mobilise communities to adopt safe sanitation practices, he said.