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Swacchagraha: Celebrating Swachhta & Swadhinta in Collaboration with Sulabh International


March 05, 2022

Swachhagraha event organized on 5th March 2022 under ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’ attempts to increase awareness about the significance of Swacchta and Swadhinta among the citizens of the country. The foundation of the cleanliness initiative ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyan’ was laid by our Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 2nd October 2014. The scope of this mission was to make our villages, Gram Panchayats, Districts, States, and Union Territories "open-defecation free" over the next five years by constructing over 100 million toilets in rural India. The Swacchgraha mission, in collaboration with the Sulabh International Foundation, shall focus on accelerating the efforts for enlightening our citizens towards a cleaner India. 

Minute-to-Minute Program

On the occasion of 52nd Foundation Day of Sulabh at 14:00 pm, on Saturday, March 05, 2022 at Sulabh Gram, Mahavir Enclave, New Delhi

SESSION AFTERNOON Swacchagraha : Celebrating Swachhta & Swadhinta in Collaboration with Sulabh International
2.00 - 2.05 pm Introduction of Amrit Mahotsav and today’s event Swachhagraha by anchor. Calling dignitaries one by one on stage.
2.05 -2.10 pm Lighting of Lamp by dignitaries on stage
2.11-2.15 pm Screening of the Amrit Mahotsav Film
2.16 - 2.26 pm Welcome Address – Dr. Pathak
2.27- 3.15 pm Panel Discussion: New Ideas & Resolve - Swachhta, Swadhinta Aur Sulabh.
Participants from GoI,
  1. Ministry of Culture – OSD, Ratnesh Jha (MODERATOR)
  2. Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs – (Name to be confirmed)
  3. Ministry of Jal Shakti – (Name to be confirmed)
  4. Any other- (Name to be confirmed)
Participants from Sulabh
  1. Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation, Social Reform and Human Rights Movement
  2. Dr Richard Pais, Prof. and HOD, Department of Sociology, St. Aloysius College, Mangalore
  3. Hon’ble Prof. Kameshwar Nath Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Central University of South Bihar, Gaya,
  4. Smt. Usha Chaumar, President, Sulabh International Social Service Organization
Panel ending with resolve to commit ourselves to the path of becoming a Swacchagrahi.
3.16 pm -3.40 pm Virtual address by the Special Guest, Param Pujniye Swami Baba Ramdev, Yoga Gura, Patanjali Yogpeeth, Haridwar
3.41 pm – 3.45 pm Summing up the session and proceedings – Director Priyanka Chandra
BREAK Street Food Stalls operational at Venue
SESSION EVENING Ek Shaam Sur, Taal Aur Swachhta Ke Naam
6.00 pm – 6.05 pm Welcome Remarks – (Team AKAM)
6.06 pm – 6.10 pm VIP Felicitations
6.11 pm - 6.20 pm Saraswati Stuti – Dr. Sushmita Jha
6.20 pm - 6.40 pm NUKKAD NATAK
6.41 pm - 6.45 pm Speech by Chief Guest – Shri Vijay Goel
6.46 pm – 7.30 pm Performance by Dhruvaa - The Sanskrit Band
A special performance by the world’s one and only music band, which is based on India’s oldest own tradition of Vedic–gaan and Stotra–gaan, in Sanskrit language.

The concept of Dhruvaa is inspired by Bharatmuni (2nd century B.C.), as he described in Natyashastra. Dhruvaa is purely based on Indian classical music with the melody of western music is combinedly called the Fusion.
7.30 pm - 7.33 pm Amrit Mahotsav Film
7.34 pm - 8.15 pm Performance by Anuradha Pals' SuFoRe group
Sufi & folk Recharged with Classical music
Anuradha Pal’s Su-Fo-Re- is a unique Music group that combines an exhilarating mix of Indian Folk, Sufi, Qawwali, Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music, recharged with dazzling Indian and World percussion. Su-Fo-Re- features Rajasthani Manganiar Musicians on earthy Vocals with Dholak, Bhapang, Khadtaal fusing with Hindustani Flute & Carnatic Violin; spiced by Tabla, Udu, Keyboard, Darbuka, to name a few.
8. 15 pm - 8.20 pm Vote of Thanks
Team Sulabh