Women’s Day 2017: Swachh-Shakti convention of 6000 women sarpanches to be organized

Honouring women champions Swachh Bharat Mission celebrates International Women’s Day as Swachh-Shakti 2017 (A National Convention of 6,000 Women Sarpanches) to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 8, 2017 at Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat in the presence of –

  • Sumitra Mahajan, Speaker, Lok Sabha
  • Narendra Singh Tomar, Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj and Drinking Water & Sanitation
  • Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles
  • Vijay Rupani, Chief Minister, Gujarat

Other highlights (7-8 March)

  • Thematic study tours in rural Gujarat
  • Exposure to national flagship programmes
  • Swachh Bharat Gallery
  • Cultural Performances

Strides towards Open Defecation Free (ODF) India

  • 3 states
  • 110 Districts
  • 1.7 lakh villages

Issued by Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India

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