Prime Minister campaign to free India of garbage
Prime Minister Modi launched a week-long garbage-free India campaign in the run up to the Independence Day on Aug 8,2020. He emphasized on the Swachh Bharat Mission for being a great support in the fight against the global coronavirus. Mr. Modi also launched the Rashtriya Swachhta Kendra, an interactive experience center on the Swachh Bharat Mission at the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti at the Rajghat, Delhi.
The campaign is officially named as the ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’ drive that begins on Saturday and would go on till the Independence Day to strengthen the importance of cleanliness. The Prime Minister added about the week-long campaign which is to “honour swaraj (self- rule), meaning ‘gandagi Bharat choro saptah’ (garbage quit India week)”, and reminded that August 8,2020 is the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. He also supported on Poverty, compulsion to defecate in open, single use plastic, discrimination, terror and violence, corruption, finding water with great difficulty that will have to quit the country.
Before the address, the Prime Minister interacted with school students and asked them to follow the social distancing norms, avoid spitting in open and wear masks to combat the deadly coronavirus. He appreciated children for carrying forward the Swachh Bharat Mission successfully.
The Prime Minister lauded the people of the country for making ‘Swachhata’ (cleanliness) a ‘jan andolan’ (mass movement) and urged them to continue with the same in future. He reiterated the importance of cleanliness and sanitation in our daily lives, especially in times of the global COVID.