In the heart of Karnataka, the Ramdurg Town Municipal Council embarked on a remarkable journey known as the ‘Swachh Historical Movement.’ Their mission: to restore and safeguard the town’s historical fort, a treasure trove of heritage dating back centuries.
The Ramdurg Fort had once thrived as a bustling center of trade and commerce in the region. However, the passage of time, coupled with neglect and modern development, had cast a shadow over this precious historical site. Recognizing the urgency of preserving their town’s identity and heritage, the Ramdurg TMC boldly stepped up to the challenge. Under the dynamic leadership of Shri Suresh Pattepur, the team leader of Ramdurga Royals, a brilliant idea was born—to mobilize the community and college students to join a massive cleanliness drive.
With unwavering enthusiasm, over 150 volunteers united for the cause, pledging not merely to clean but to transform their town into a garbage-free haven. Together, they toiled tirelessly, clearing debris, picking up litter, and restoring the fort to its former glory.
To raise awareness among locals and students about ‘Swachhata Hi Seva,’ volunteers created a human chain at Freedom Fighter’s Circle—a unique and impactful gesture. As the day drew to a close, the Ramdurg Historical Fort stood as a shining testament to what a united community can accomplish. The Swachh Historical Movement had not only cleansed the fort; it had breathed life back into Ramdurg’s past and secured its place as a beacon of historical significance.
To sustain this momentum for cleanliness and in the spirit of Gandhi Jayanti, the Hon’ble Prime Minister called upon all citizens to participate in a one-hour cleanliness drive at 10 am on October 1st. This initiative encourages people from all backgrounds to engage in cleaning activities at public places, reinforcing the importance of collective responsibility in maintaining cleanliness.