Cleanliness is very important whether it is our home, workplace, or public places. It is one of the very basic needs of a civilized lifestyle. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation gave the mantra “Cleanliness is Godliness” and our Honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched The Swachh Bharat Mission inspired by Mahatma Gandhi. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, therefore, has a logo that pays a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Cleanliness and Hygiene are not only for our personal belongings or our own homes, we need to make sure to keep our surroundings clean wherever we go. Clean India Mission focuses on the eradication of open defecation all over the country and efforts have been made for the same since its commencement in 2 nd October 2014. As per the statistics published by the Government of India on Swachh Bharat Mission more than 10 crore toilets have been built during the mission across the country. 36 Indian states have been declared defecation free and hence the mission has largely improved the lifestyle of a common Indian man.
Our government is doing every bit to make sure that our country becomes cleaner and more hygienic by every passing day, and as responsible citizens, it is our duty to make sure that we do our bit to help with this noble mission. The cleanliness of our surroundings is our responsibility, not only when it comes to our houses but also when it comes to public places like parks, tourist attractions, and public toilets. The cleanliness in public places not only improves the standard of living of our countrymen but it also gives a very positive image about India to the tourist that visit us from foreign countries.
Mahatma Gandhi had a dream of a cleaner and healthier India and he emphasized it time and again during his lifetime. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a step towards fulfilling of this beautiful dream of the father of our nation. Shri Narendra Modi himself initiated the cleanliness drive at the beginning of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan to spread awareness about the mission and its importance. Picking up the broom to clean the dirt, making Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a mass movement across the nation, the Prime Minister said people should neither litter nor let others litter. He gave the mantra of ‘Na gandagi karenge, Na karne denge’.
Our elders have always emphasized on making cleanliness a habit because they know it is important for a healthy and disease-free lifestyle in the long run. All the religious ceremonies are carried out after the thorough cleaning of the surroundings throughout the country because our religion also teaches the importance of cleanliness. A clean lifestyle doesn’t always mean the removal of dirt from our surroundings, it also means we should be more organized in our life. Organizing of our belongings, our time, and our thoughts can largely help in leading a happy and comfortable life.
Narayan Seva Sansthan also organized a cleanliness drive with respect to this mission to spread awareness on the subject. The officials of our NGO, motivated the locals to ensure safe and hygienic disposal of waste during the cleanliness drive. The waste disposal method was changed for the entire country after the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan was launched and it is very important that the citizens of our country are aware of the correct methods of waste disposal. The waste disposal system allows us to separate the waste into different categories so that the cleanliness workers can easily dispose of or recycle the waste. With better awareness of the waste disposal, everyone can be a valuable part of the vision of “Clean India, Dream India”.
A huge shift has been seen in Indian people after the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission, more and more people are coming forward in cleanliness drives and small actions of people are helping in the achievement of “Clean India, Dream India” vision. People are more aware of not littering in public places and about waste management in general. There are cleanliness drives being organized on beaches, tourist attractions and other places. More and more places are being cleaned up by the common people even without little or no support from the government. We have our government to thank for this revolutionary change in mindset and for the betterment of the country.
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