Brand Ambassador of ‘Swachh Rail Mission’:

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak

Ministry of Railways appoints Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak Founder of Sulabh International as a Brand Ambassador for “Swachh Rail Mission” of Indian Railway

Ministry of Railways has appointed Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak founder of Sulabh International as a Brand Ambassador for “Swachh Rail Mission” of Indian Railway. In a programme held today i.e. on 02.11.2016 at Railway Bhawan Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu felicitated Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak founder of Sulabh International (an India-based social service organization) as a Brand Ambassador for “Swachh Rail Mission” of Indian Railways. Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain was especially present to grace the occasion. Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A K Mital, Member Rolling Stock Shri Hemant Kumar and other Board Members, and other senior officials were also present on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that it is a matter of great pleasure for Indian Railways to felicitate Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak as he has strengthened the cleanliness campaign of Indian Railways by accepting this invitation of working with Railways on cleanliness initatives. He said that efforts of the Sulabh International are well known in the field of improving sanitation and upgradation of environment. He said that Railways can do wonders if people become aware of cleanliness and sanitation matters. He hoped that Railways in collaboration with Sulabh International will improve sanitation facilities in Indian Railways. Minister of Railways also presented a Roll of Honour to Shri Pathak.

Speaking on the Occasion Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain said that the work done by Dr. Pathak in the field of sanitation and cleanliness is the real essence of improving environment and sanitary facilities. He said that the 40 years long efforts of Dr. Pathak had awakened the people of the country on cleanliness issues as Sulabh International was established in 1970. He said that Railways will be benefitted a lot through the association of Sulabh International as it has lot of volunteers. He thanked Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak for accepting to become the Brand Ambassador of Indian Railways for its Mega Swacch Rail Mission.

Speaking on the occasion, Padma Bhushan Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, first of all, thanked Minister of Railways to felicitate him as Brand Ambassador for its Swacch Rail Mission. He further said that Sulabh International is keen to contribute towards sanitation and cleanliness facilities in Indian Railways. He said that under the motivation from the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narender Modiji these days everyone is talking about cleanliness. He said that Sulabh Internation will work with full force to improve the sanitation facilities in railway premises.

82+ Railway Stations, 20 States Across India

As per the project, Sulabh will help clean more than 82 Stations across 20 states in India

4100+ Sulabh Volunteers

will be working with station masters, cleaning staff of Indian railways to complete and maintain the cleanliness drive

Public Awareneass

Sulabh with railway staff bring awareness amongst travellers for cleanliness drive

What is ‘Swachh Rail Mission’?

This initiative will help push the cleanliness drive of the Railway.

As a pilot project, Sulabh has started cleaning and maintenance of five important railway stations from September 2016. These railway stations are Gorakhpur, Old Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Gwalior. Now this cleanliness drive by Sulabh has been extended to several hundreds of stations across India. Sulabh is on a mission to bring cleanliness to Railways across India. Besides, to ensure cleanliness of the tracks, the government is installing bio-toilet at various trains. Also, it has introduced vaccum-bio-toilet which will be installed in the trains.

Few of the initiative undertaken by Indian railways to ensure cleanliness as part of the swachh rail mission includes Swachh Stations (Clean Stations), Swachh Rail Gaadi (Clean Train), Swachh Sahyog (Cleanliness Participation), Swachh Parisar (Clean Complex), Swachh Neer (Clean Water), Swachh Samvad (Cleanliness Dialogue), Swachh Samarpan (Dedication for ensuring Cleanliness), and Swachh Aahar (Clean Food) among others.

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