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ICAI nominated by PM for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Posted on 27 December 2014,    
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To take part in the cleanliness drive to mark "Good Governance Day" the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi visited Varanasi on Dec 25’14. During the visit, Hon'ble Prime Minister nominated the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in addition to other personalities and organisations.

While announcing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, 2014, Hon’ble Prime Minister had nominated few eminent personalities to take forward this campaign. It is an honour that while reviewing the progress of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Varanasi, Hon’ble Prime Minister has nominated ICAI among others.

On this occasion, CA.K.Raghu, President, ICAI said “We are extremely honoured to receive this nomination from the Hon'ble Prime Minister. It is for the first time that any professional body has been nominated by the Prime Minister for Swach Bharat Abhiyan. With great humility, I accept the nomination on behalf of the entire CA fraternity.”

Highlights of the ICAI Contribution in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan would be:

a. To have special cleanliness drive in all offices, branches, ITT Centres, reading rooms, library, auditoriums etc.

b. Awareness campaigns through the vast network of 5 regional councils and 147 branches.

c. Constitution of special dedicated committees, promoting paperless environment.

d. Raising awareness through competitions, walkathons and workshops.

e. Organizing Swachhata Saptah – Cleanliness Week.

f. Fixation of sufficient number of waste bins with slogans and encourage people/staff/visitors to use them.

The members & students of ICAI are spread across the country and will play a vital role in taking this initiative of the Prime Minister forward and make a success of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. ICAI is committed to be truly a Partner in Nation building.

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