Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday asked the people to take part in the Clean India movement in a big way.
While administering pledge to the students and volunteers on ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign at Kamaraj Thidal, he said that each and every individual should take part in the campaign, aimed at improving the cleanliness of their surroundings, villages, towns and cities.
Mr. Purohit inaugurated an exhibition on Swachh Bharat campaign organised by the Ariyalur municipality and flagged off an awareness vehicle.
Later, he visited a Fair Price Shop at Kattupirinkiyam and inspected the quality of rice being supplied to the family card holders. He enquired about the system being followed to distribute rice to the card holders. When he visited an e-service centre, the officials explained the services being offered to the people on distributing various certificates from various departments.
Mr. Purohit then went to Reddypalayam, where the District Rural Development Agency has set up a vermi compost unit.
The officials explained to him the method being followed to segregate degradable and bio-degradable waste collected from households and commercial establishments.
He participated in a function held at Government Higher Secondary School at Reddypalayam and distributed trophies and certificates to the winners of various competitions on Swachh Bharat campaign.
The Governor also held a meeting with Collector M. Vijayalakshmi and senior officials of the district on the ongoing schemes and programmes at the Circuit House. He listened to the power point presentation on various schemes being implemented in Ariyalur district. Later, he met the representatives of various political parties, Non Governmental Organisations and the public and received petitions.
R. Rajagopal, Secretary to the Governor, Collector M. Vijayalakshmi and Superintendent of Police Abinav Kumar accompanied Mr. Purohit when he attended various programmes in the district.