British Deputy Commissioner Lauds Swachh Bharat Initiative

Published: 22nd November 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd November 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-


HYDERABAD: ‘Swachh Bharat’ is the perfect example of community participation in social activities, said Andrew McAllister, deputy commissioner, British High Commission.

While launching the Centre for Social Sciences (CSS) at Indian School of Business (ISB) here on Friday, he said there is a new sense of social activities in India which is a good sign for the country.

CSS is a social enterprise which engages in community based services through education and social services. This is the institute which exclusively works in the field of social sciences, said Ayesha Rubina, founder of CSS.

Michael Mullins, US Consul-General at Hyderabad, who was also one of the chief guests at the event, said collaboration of private sector and social workers can create better platform to face major issues of our society. He encouraged the social workers to focus more on the water problems in India.

“Access to safe water should be the first priority of social workers,” he added.  CSS is an initiative of several NGOs and entrepreneurs. It will offer various services in social work including a three-month long diploma course and training facilities to the volunteers in social service.

Actor Manoj Cleans Lingampalli Rail Stn

‘Swachh Bharat’ cleanliness campaign was organised at Lingampalli railway station on Friday in which actor Manchu Manoj took part in the cleaning process on the station premises. He appealed to the people to maintain cleanliness at their home and at all public places to realise the vision ‘Clean India.’ The actor nominated cine heroes Ravi Teja and Junior NTR to undertake cleanliness campaign as part of Swachh Bharat mission.  Volunteers from Art of Living, a social service organisation, participated in large numbers in the awareness campaign and cleaning activities at the station.

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