Prime Minister Narendra Modi donated Rs 21 lakh from his personal savings to the corpus fund for the welfare of sanitation workers of Kumbh Mela.
The Prime Minister had felicitated sanitation workers who ensured cleanliness during the Kumbh recently by washing their feet. He also interacted with the workers, describing them as “real karma yogis”.
PM Modi felicitated sanitation workers at Kumbh by washing their feet. He also distributed the Swachh Kumbh Swachh Aabhaar awards to ‘safaai karmacharis’ (sanitation employees), ‘swachhaagrahis’, police personnel and ‘naaviks’ (boatmen). After taking a holy dip at the Sangam.He had also presented them ‘angvastram’ and said he would carry the memory of washing the feet of ‘safai karamcharis’ lifelong.
Recently, on receiving the Seoul Peace Prize a few days ago in South Korea, PM Modi had announced that the entire prize money of Rs 1.3 crore will be donated towards Namami Gange, to help clean the holy River Ganga.
“This is just the latest in the series of such steps taken by PM Modi,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a tweet, sharing several such instances.
Praising Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the “exceptional organisation” of Kumbh Mela, PM Modi said it showcased the best of “our culture, spirituality and will be remembered for years to come”.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Tuesday congratulated ministers, officials and sanitation workers for making the Kumbh Mela — the world’s largest gathering of religious pilgrims — a successful event.
The Prime Minister also said, “The Prayagraj Kumbh set notable records. Emphasis on cleanliness and sanitation was visible. A record was set for most number of people sweeping the floors. Records were also set in the fields of transportation and art. Use of technology for administering the Kumbh was commendable.”