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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)

Dhan Singh wields broom on The Mall

Pays homage to martyrs at Shaheed Sthal in Mussoorie
Dhan Singh wields broom on The Mall
Minister Dhan Singh Rawat, along with Rajpur MLA Khajan Das and Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi, sweeps the Mall in Mussoorie on Monday. Tribune photo

Tribune News Service

Mussoorie, March 20

In order to give clear message to people that the newly-elected BJP government meant business, state minister Dhan Singh Rawat (portfolio still awaited) wielded the broom and clean the Mall under the Swachh Bharat campaign being led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mussoorie today.

Dr Dhan Singh Rawat, after paying homage to martyrs at Shaheed Sthal here, carried out the cleanliness drive on Mall Road, right from Shaheed Sthal to Library Chowk, a stretch of one kilometre along with Mussoorie MLA Ganesh Joshi and other public representatives from the town.

The minister also visited the public toilet at the Mussoorie Library bus stand and was apprised by the people that the services were not available to tourists as the toilet was locked most of the time.

The minister, taking cognizance of the matter, directed Executive Officer DS Rana to re-open public toilets in one week. He also directed the SDM and other government officials to ensure that the people-friendly activities of party workers were given due importance. He advised the officials to work like a 24-carat diamond which meant service of the people 24 hours and that too with transparency.

Later at a function, he told party workers that cleaning the roads of the town was symbolic of the government resolve of providing transparent and clean government. The minister thanked the MLA, Mussoorie, for his support to the Swachh Bharat campaign in the town. He said the government was committed to the cleanliness and hygiene in the country under the guidance of Modi.

He also said corruption by officials would not be tolerated. He also asked party workers not to seek favours for their kin from him and come with only public interest matters.

Earlier, he inaugurated the handloom and craft mela that began at Vikas Hotel. Ganesh Joshi demanded from the minister to release funds for the combined health centre near the Civil Hospital so that it was completed soon. The local unit president Mohan Petwal, general secretary Kushal Rana, senior BJP leader Meera Saklani, Anita Saxena, senior BJP leader Vijay Ramola and others were present on the occasion.

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