'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign was concluded on 2nd October 2018 at Bharat Forge. The efforts and team work of all the participating team members were appreciated by Baba N. Kalyani – Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge.
Appreciation Certificates were awarded to representatives of NGOs, schools, ITIs, village development teams, members of Grampanchayat and employees of Kalyani Group Companies recognizing their contribution towards 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign. Local Corporators were also felicitated for their constant support in this initiative.
'Swachhata Hi Seva' – the cleanliness drive from 15th September to 2nd October 2018, is a campaign initiated by Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in working towards the national vision of 'Clean India'. As a responsible corporate with the objective of developing clean and sustainable communities, Bharat Forge embarked on this journey in support of the national campaign. As part of this campaign, Bharat Forge organized host of novel initiatives in three major areas; awareness rallies, door to door campaigning, cleanliness and beautification of surroundings, schools, communities and villages.
Bharat Forge reached out to over 1,54,000 people, 32 villages, 137 communities, 32,650 households and 47 educational institutes under 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign. This drive will be further sustained by forming committees to maintain cleanliness and organizing various cleanliness competitions at schools and local communities.
'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign at Bharat Forge commenced with an awareness rally flagged off by Baba Kalyani, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Forge and Shri Dilip Kamble, Minister of State for Social Justice and Special Assistance, Government of Maharashtra on 15th September 2018. Total 40 awareness rallies were organized subsequently with participation of over 16,750 people to spread awareness about cleanliness and importance of clean environment. The rallies were held in nearby communities, adopted Corporation & ZP schools, ITIs, adopted villages and local vicinity of Bharat Forge and Kalyani Group Companies.
Cleaning of the local surroundings was carried out and beautification was done of certain areas with wall paintings and tree plantations. Total 4600 people participated in the cleanliness drive and around 800 trees were planted under 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign.
Cleanliness awareness sessions were carried out through door-to-door campaigning, awareness sessions at schools and street-plays. Around 200 volunteers visited schools, ITIs and households from local communities spreading awareness about sanitation, habits for good health and hygiene, waste management and garbage separation. Total 4,965 students and 32,650 families/households were covered in various communities reaching out to approx. 130,600 people (32,650 families * avg. 4 family members).