"Our Prime Minister has taken many initiatives. He stressed for two things clean India and Clean Ganga. Every citizen of the country should join these initiatives," Shah said in his address to the people here today.

"Cleanliness is the joint responsibility of people and the state. This (occasion of Chhath Puja) is the best occasion to take a pledge for a clean India and clean Ganga mission. This cleanliness will bring health and prosperity," Shah said.

"The river Ganga is not only a river, it's our mother. We have to take the initiative so that Ganga remains clean from Gangotri to Gangasagar. Whenever, you people go to 'Poorvanchal' (region comprising eastern Uttar Pradesh and Bihar), you have to stress the Clean Ganga mission.

"The mammoth work initiated by Modiji can only  be finished with the help of people in Poorvanchal," Shah said, at the annual Chhath Puja organised by the Bihar-Gujarat Association here.

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