Ministry of Textiles20-March, 2015 19:14 IST
Cyclist and Swachh Bharat Messenger calls on Textiles Minister


The Union Textiles Minister, Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, today met Shri Abhishek Kumar Sharma, a unique ambassador of Government’s Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.


Abhishek is on a nationwide cycle yatra, to spread the message of Swacchta far and wide. His inspiration: the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s call for Swacch Bharat. He says he has decided to devote an entire year for this cause espoused by the PM.


Abhishek’s drive for cleanliness began on 10th November, 2014 and shall conclude on 2nd October, 2015. So far, he has cycled for 4,500 km across eight states, pedalling the message to nearly 5,000 villages and 350 towns.


The Minister underlined the importance of the Swacch Bharat Mission launched by the Prime Minister. He appreciated the young man’s efforts for a Clean India. As a token of his appreciation, Shri Gangwar has gifted Abhishek a bicycle, on behalf of National Textiles Corporation, Ministry of Textiles.



Abhishek said that he was delighted to meet the Minister and to receive his encouragement and support. He resumed his journey on the cycle, gifted to him by the Textiles Minister.


Abhishek had called on the Prime Minister too, earlier this week.




(Release ID :117543)