Rhetoric and Reality of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, released balloons on October 2 to celebrate Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, released balloons on October 2 to celebrate Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Although India continues to be a dirty country, the politicians in India are indulging in excessive razzmatazz to build a hype around the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, flagged-off a march for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Campaign) today at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Officers and staff of Rashtrapati Bhavan and their family members participated in the event.

On the occasion, according to an official statement, the President and those present released balloons in the air before the President flagged off the march as a symbol of the commitment of Rashtrapati Bhavan to the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Meanwhile, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister of Information and Broadcasting, said today that the “Mood of Developing India” (MODI) over the last two years has been for a Clean India.

With his statement, Naidu showed his blind loyalty to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi who has been making much noise about the Clean India thing, although the results have been disastrous.

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Addressing the gathering, the President said that synchronizing the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan with Gandhiji’s birthday (October 2) is most appropriate as he had always emphasized on adoption of cleanliness in our daily lives.

According to Mukherjee, Gandhiji said that ‘Cleanliness is next to Godliness’. He had stressed on the importance of a disease free and clean body.

The President mentioned that Rashtrapati Bhavan was recognized for cleanliness under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan last year. It is important to maintain the high levels of cleanliness and sanitation.

The President urged all present to make their individual contribution toward cleanliness and the Swachh Bharat mission.

Photo courtesy: Rashtrapati Bhavan

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