The influence of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Goa

Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Gandhi Jayanti this year that was on October 2, 2014. Mr. Modi urged us to pledge that we would keep our cities clean. He wants each of us to come forward and pick up the broom and clean our surroundings.

The Prime Minister said :

“It is our social responsibility as citizens of India to help fulfil Gandhiji’s vision of Clean India, by his 150th birth anniversary in 2019.”

“I am seeing that Gandhi is looking through these specs that whether we have made India clean or not, what we have done and what we have done.”

“Cleaning up the country cannot be the sole responsibility of sweepers. Do citizens have no role in this? We have to change this mindset.”
Source

These were a few quotes that inspired me to clean my surrounding. We made teams and cleaned our corridors, buildings, streets and even gardens. Just like me, a good number of Goans which includes kids, youngers, men, women and elderly supported this initiative. I truly believe that we can create a great impact by spending few minutes of our lives on the cleanliness of our locality.

Mr. Modi  also personally requested  Mridula Sinha (the Governor of Goa) to support Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The Governor humbly accepted the request and said :

“I will be very honest in fulfilling this mission. It is every citizen’s mission. Hope Goa is the first state to achieve this.” – Source

Inspired by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the municipal corporation and Goan people were working together to keep Goa clean. The tidiness of every city is equally important. Since Goa is one of the most visited tourist states in India, sanitation becomes a lot more crucial here. It is a state that represents India and “Clean Up India” movement will definetly helps us improve the image of Goa.

Goa is a tourist state and people from other parts of India may assume that Goa is a clean city. Apart from major cities and tourist spots, the interior of Goa still faces the issue of improper garbage disposal.

The inspiration offered by Narendra Modi and Swachh Bharat Movement has encouraged numerous Goans. Today, people are on the streets cleaning up their town.

Impact of Clean up Movement in Goa :

92.7 Big FM joined this initiative in the presence of Hon. Governor of the State of Goa Mridula Sinha, Deputy Chief Minister of Goa Francis D’Souza, President of Rotary Club of Panjim. – Source

– People cleaning Goa

– Goans promoting the cause on social social media

Check this beautiful video on “Keeping our streets clean” :

Gandhiji believed that we can work towards the progress of our country only if we have a clean body and an honest soul. He considered cleanliness a very crucial part of one’s personality. He wanted us to always keep our body, mind and surrounding clean.

I would love to know your thoughts on the  topic. Here are some of the questions I want you to answer.

So do you think Swachh Bharat Abhiyan will succeed in a long term?

“Following the PM’s call for clean India, Tata Consultancy Services, a leading service provider in India has come forward and announced 100 crore rupees for financing hygienic sanitation for girl students across 10,000 schools countrywide. This will not only ensure that girl student study effectively during school hours but in the long term, will also contribute to strengthening their position economically and making them inclusive in India’s development.”

Quote of Krati Gupta’s answer to Will the Clean India campaign by India’s Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi succeed?

How can we contribute to Clean India Campaign?

“Awareness is very important. Talk about ‘Swachh Bharat’ to at least one person everyday and educate him about how he should contribute. This could be your driver, your maid, newspaper seller, auto-driver, any other vendor, or any random person you see in the bus or the metro. Do this till you run out of people to educate about cleanliness.”

Quote of Arushi Jamar’s answer to How can we, as common citizens, contribute to the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’?

What do you think about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?

“At the end all the waste, whether thrown in house bins, public bins or at roadsides, has to be disposed somewhere! You can’t just disappear it. Due to lack of disposal facilities the waste keeps getting accumulated as a small hill making the nearby localities un-livable.”

Quote of Rohit Nigam’s answer to What is your take on Swachh Bharat Abhiyan?

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