Gandhi Jayanti observed as beginning of 150 years of celebrating the Mahatma
Venue : Changlang district, Arunachal Pradesh
Changlang, October 2, 2018: ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ campaign was celebrated in Changlang district in between 15 September to 02 October 2018. The Gandhi Jayanti was celebrated on 02 October 2018 as beginning of 150 years of celebrating the Mahatma marked the culmination of the ‘Swachhta Hi Sewa’ event.
On this occasion various programs were held all over the district. In the district headquarter a cleanliness drive was held and later plantation drive was held in presence of DC Changlang R.K Sharma and local MLA Tesam Pongte.
Gram Sabhas for Gram Panchayat development plan (people’s plan) was also conducted in all Gram Panchayats to realise ‘Sabki Yojana Sabka Vikash’. Similar programmes were held in all other parts of the district.
Government of India has decided to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, at national and international level to propagate his message. A National Committee (NC) headed by Hon’ble President of India has been constituted for this purpose. This Committee includes Hon’ble Vice-President, Hon’ble Prime Minister, Chief Ministers of all states of the country, representatives from across the political spectrum, Gandhians, thinkers, and eminent persons from all walks of life. The NC will guide and approve policies/programmes/activities for the commemoration and will also supervise implementation of the decisions taken from time to time. An Executive Committee (EC) headed by Hon’ble Prime Minister with 19 members has also been constituted. Mandate of EC is to consider policies and lay down guidelines for the commemoration and chalk out the plan, programmes and activities under the commemoration.