Sushma Swaraj urges Indian community in Indonesia to contribute to Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

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Jakarta, April 24 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj urged people of Indian origin, living in Indonesia, to provide financial assistance to clean nation campaign launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or Clean India Mission, on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, 02 October – a public holiday – with an aim to inform people about the link between sanitation and public health. It is Modi’s ambitious plan to clean up the Ganges, a river that is sacred to the majority Hindu population. Hindus bathe in the Ganges in an act of ritual purification, yet the 2,500 km (1,600 mile) river stretching from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal is full of industrial effluent and untreated sewage, its banks strewn with garbage. Swaraj arrived in capital Jakarta on Tuesday on her five-day visit to Indonesia.

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