Ranchi, June 22: Laying stress on sanitation and cleanliness for a healthy life, Governor said that people should maintain cleanliness collectively.
It is everybody’s responsibility and so self help groups, anganwadi workers and panchayat representatives should participate actively to make people aware about it.
She said it while addressing a program at Chatak village of Dulmi block, Ramgarh, for being the first open defection free village of the state.
The Governor said that this initiative taken by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to maintain cleanliness with a view to make the village and surrounding open defection free.
She thanked the people for making their village open defection free. She appealed the people of the block to use toilets to maintain cleanliness.
She said that ex-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpayee had constituted self help groups. The groups should work actively to make the people aware about sanitation.
Many Center and State sponsored programs are functioning in the state which needs to be availed of. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan is playing an important role in educating people.
She appealed to people to get technical education and skilled and earn a livelihood. She said not to give away girls in marriage in early age and let them study as girls are excelling in every field. For the social and economic development of the nation, the development of women is essential.
Ashok Bhagat said that if a work is done with unity and collaboration, it will succeed. He appealed to make and use toilets.
Principal secretary to the Governor A.K. Satpathy, secretary, Drinking Water and Sanitation A. P. Singh, Ramgarh DC and SP along with UNICEF officials were present at this occasion.
The Governor also worshipped Goddess Chinnamastika at Rajrappa.