Yogi stressed the importance of the Swachch Bharat Mission in I-Day speech

Vastavam web: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today stressed the importance of the Swachch Bharat Mission in the eradication of diseases such as encephalitis, which claim the lives of hundreds of children every year. “The cure of diseases such as encephalitis is hidden in the Swachch Bharat Mission. I been saying this repeatedly as I represent eastern UP,” he said after unfurling the national flag on the occasion of Independence Day. In the last three decades, Japanese Encephalitis and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome have claimed over 50,000 lives in eastern Uttar Pradesh, mostly in the Gorakhpur district.

Adityanath said in his first Independence Day speech as the chief minister that a large numbers of people, including children, died of diseases such as encephalitis, chikanguniya, kala azar, swine flu and other vector borne diseases.”We will have to take that resolve collectively in Uttar Pradesh also as the road to development of the country passes through the state,” the chief minister said.Referring to the work undertaken by his government, he mentioned the new industrial policy to check migration and creation of job opportunities and loan waiver of farmers.

“Safety is an important ingredient for development for which we have decided to provide the rule of law and security to all. The anarchy which had frightened the people and had hit the development we gave a new direction to policing to deal sternly with eve teasers and those taking law in their hand,” he said.The chief minister exhorted the people to live with the “spirit of liveliness” as life was not about frustration and hopelessness.

At another function, Governor Ram Naik unfurled the national flag and paid homage to freedom fighters. Independence Day functions were also held in party offices of the Samajwadi Party and Congress, among others.”Congress has always kept the pride and honour of the country above everything and today there is a need to follow the ideals of Gandhi and Nehru,” he said.