New Delhi: The initiative of Dera Sacha Sauda to keep planet earth clean through its campaign ‘Ho prithvi saaf, mite rog abhishaap’ met with an overwhelming response from Delhiites.

The campaign was flagged off by Rev. Sant Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Ji Insan. Lakhs of people marched down the streets with brooms in their hands.

Addressing media persons, Insan said, “Cleanliness is the real services to humanity. It not only protects us from diseases but the chances of natural calamities also reduce as the nature will also be at ease.” He advised people to adopt cleanliness as a passion and ensure that streets remained free from garbage.

Insan encouraged the volunteers to put in their best efforts to make the campaign praiseworthy. He asserted that foreigners should have high regards for India and take inspiration from the Indian cultural heritage.

On this occasion Insan mentioned that the mission of Dera Sacha Sauda is only to serve the humanity and not to make world record. It is good if the world records are made while serving the humanity.  Meanwhile, the team from Dera Sacha Sauda has already left for Sikkim for relief of earthquake stricken people.

He advised the people to celebrate the important occasions of life by way of planting saplings, donating blood or by other activities of humanities. Volunteers in Dera Sacha Sauda have already created world records in blood donation and tree plantation.

Early in the morning, Insan paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Dera spokespersons Dr. Aditya Insan informed media persons that more than four lakhs devotees are participating in this campaign. Delhi is divided in 329 sectors and 30 zones. Responsible volunteers are fully indulged in this cleanliness movement. They hoped that the target would be achieved till Wednesday evening. If required, campaign could be continued on Thursday.

Delhiites come forward for campaign

With banners in their hands, lakhs of volunteers hit the streets of Delhi to support to cause. The first row had volunteers who were cleaning the streets with brooms, whereas volunteers in the second and third row removed the garbage in trollies. The move was appreciated by lakhs of people waiting at metro stations and bus stands.

(JPN)