Culture ministry launches App for Cleanliness around museums and monuments

The app is available for Android mobile phones and can be downloaded from the Google Play store.

Published: 24th May 2017 12:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th May 2017 08:53 PM   |  A+A-

Prime Minister wields the broom as he launches the Swachh Bharat Mission at New Delhi | Image Courtesy: DD National

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: With the focus to involve tourists actively to become part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India mission), ministry of culture launched ‘Swachh Bharat App’.

Officials said that the app will help spreading awareness about government’s cleanliness mission among the tourists visiting museum and monuments. The App was launched in National Museum in New Delhi on Tuesday evening.

“When a tourist is in any monument or Museum, the app delivers the message about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and asks to report the garbage around the premises. Once you start the App it will ask to take photograph of the garbage and write the comment and just submit. It will be reported to the authority on the backend,” said an official of the ministry of culture which will monitor the application.

Moreover, the National Museum has showcased three prized sculptures, stolen from India and returned by a prestigious Australian art gallery last year which are now open for public viewing. The Canberra-based National Gallery of Australia (NGA) had returned the three sculptures -- a 900-year-old stone statue of Goddess Pratyangira, a third century rock carving of Worshippers of the Buddha and another sculpture called the Seated Buddha.

“The Australian government has been extremely nice to return these artifacts to us without taking even a single rupee from us,” said Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma while inaugurating the exhibition.



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