he Bharatiya Janata Party, in a bid to increase its reach and hold, proposes to take up four nation-wide non-political programmes, including an end to manual scavenging.
An announcement in this regard was made at the inaugural session of the party’s two-day national executive that began in Bengaluru on Friday.
Briefing the media later, Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said party workers would be roped in as volunteers for these programmes.
The party would work out a programme to involve its workers in relocating 23 lakh persons who currently do manual scavenging work, he said.
Party workers would also be involved in creating awareness about the Central scheme for the girl child -Beti bachao, beti padhao – to prevent female foeticide.
The other two non-political programmes are the Clean India campaign or Swachch Bharat and the cleaning of the Ganga, he said.