Safai Aur Sachai Chale Saath Saath
Pujya Swamiji gave the message “Safai aur Sachai Chale Saath Saath” from the United States as Shri Shankar Kumar Sanyalji, President of Harijan Sevak Sangh (HSS), Shri Jayeshbhai Patelji, Head of the Safai Vidyalaya, Shri Raju Parmar, Hon’ble Member, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, Former Member of Parliament, Shri Lakshmi Dasji, Gandhi Ashram-Delhi, Dr. Hira Pal Gangnegiji, and Dr. Rajnish Kumarji, Secretaries of Harijan Sevak Sangh came with more than 40 members from all across India to take part in two divine evenings of Ganga Aarti at Parmarth Niketan (Rishikesh) recently, graced and blessed by Pujya Swami Swatranandaji.
The group was taking part in a two day National Executive Committee Meeting, Central Board and Advisory Council Meeting of Harijan Sevak Sangh at Swami Swatantrananda Saraswatiji’s ashram and had come especially came to meet Pujya Swamiji, who was unfortunately travelling abroad.
Inspired by Pujya Swamiji’s words and message, they led a beautiful Swachhta Kranti Sankalp and offered their support and deep appreciation for the Swachh Kanwad Mela initiative that Ganga Action Parivar, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance and Parmarth Niketan Ashram were leading for the month long yatra. During the yatra, efforts were being made to provide dustbins, water filtration systems, Swachhta messaging and slogans, free medical camps as well as many other interventions.
They also spoke to Pujya Swamiji on the phone, meet with the World Toilet College team and discussed ways in which both organizations could come together for a Swachh aur Swaasth Bharat for all.
They planted a beautiful amaltas tree on the World Toilet College campus as a symbol of their growing and flourishing partnership and commitment to the common mission of Swachh Bharat.
***The Harijan Sevak Sangh and the Safai Vidyalaya were both established by Gandhi in 1932 with the vision to realize the dream of a Swachh aur Swasth Bharat. The Safai Vidyalaya has built more than five lakh toilets in Gujarat, besides training thousands to build more.