02 March 2017 Current Affairs: The Union Minister of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar launched the week long Swachh Shakti Saptah at national level on March 1, 2017 in Gurugram, Haryana to highlight the role of women in Swachh Bharat Mission and to recognize their leadership.
The week-long programme would be held from March 1-March 8, 2017.
Over 1,000 women sarpanches of Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) and all womensarpanches of Gurugram division participated in the event.
iv. The inauguration was marked by launch of a sanitation related exhibition and a series of folk cultural presentation relating to women and Swachhta.
Besides, an exhibition was also organised at the venue to educate women participants about benefits of cashless transactions.
An Aadhaar Enrolment machine was placed in one of the stalls for women who were still not enrolled.
The programmme would have nationwide events including honouring women champions, women sarpanches, ASHA workers, school teachers, young students and senior citizens.
PM Narendra Modi will take part in closing ceremony of the week long programme on 8th of March at Gandhinagar in Gujarat.