Monthly Evening Lecture Programs
On 28th April 2017, Mr. P. Basheerullah Khan, Founder & President, Railmarg India Org (NGO) delivered a lecture on “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” at NIQR Conference Hall.
Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar introduced the speaker and narrated the way he established contact with the speaker through an Uber pool trip. Mr. P. Basheerullah Khan started the proceedings with details about the NGO Rail Marg and various activities he is involved with. He showed the video of the song on Swachh Bharat which has won him the Excellence Award from Govt. of India. The video showcased the cleanliness movement from Mahatma Gandhi’s days and how Modi’s campaign has taken root in various parts of India especially villages and the involvement of school children in it.
He detailed the various components of the campaign highlighting the importance of clean mind; we have to start from self, home, street, town to have impact on the entire nation; planting of trees in millions reducing the pollution is the need of the hour.
Almost all participants joined in narrating some incidents, wherein children have led the way in self discipline, most important for Swachh Bharat. Two of the participants invited the speaker to deliver a speech and interact with their local association members for propagating Swachh Bharat.
Mr. Khan expressed his desire in joining with NIQR in planting of saplings in the needy areas.
Mr. P. R. Iyer, NIQR Life Member honoured the speaker with a shawl and a memento and praised the speaker for having taken up very noble and difficult task. Col K S Chakravarthi (Retd), former Executive Committee Member of NIQR HQ released the Mar Apr Newsletter of Chennai Branch.
Mr. C. V. Gowri Sankar proposed the vote of thanks.