“Sanitation should not be seen as a political tool, but should only be connected to patriotism commitment to public health.” – Narendra Modi
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan campaign, launched on 2 October 2014 on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by our P.M. Narendra Modi aimed to reduce open defecation and improve the management of municipal solid waste in both urban and rural areas.
He also flagged off a walkathon at Rajpath and surprised people by joining in not just for a token few steps, but marching with the participants for a long way. With the view to fulfil the dream of hygienic India, he took the broom cleaning dirt and making the cleanliness drive successful.
Many parts of India celebrated the day by hosting speeches informing about the mission, cleaning seaside waste in groups, doing marches with slogans such as ‘Na gandagi karenge, Na karne denge.’, swaach bharat swasth bharat. This is seen as a major step contributing to understanding the significance of sanitation and health. A sense of responsibility has been evoked among the people through the Clean India Movement.
It aims to provide every rural family with a toilet by 2019. It helps to maintain the GDP growth improving the economic conditions. The major slogan of One step towards cleanliness was adopted. One individual could take his responsibility to take care of cleanliness around his residence or area can prove to be helpful.
To promote the idea the Swachh Bharat Swachh Vidyalaya campaign was launched by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Government of India by participating in the cleanliness drive along with the school’s teachers and students.
The idea is propagated in universities and colleges on large scale.
Keep your earth clean and green as cleanliness is next to godliness!