As Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan completes four years on 2nd October, many events and clean up drives are on the anvil.
YFS Team – “Writings names on historic monuments has become a trend for the young minds and this should be stopped.”
On October 2, 2014, Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched an ambitious cleanliness program – the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan with an aim to fulfill the dream of Clean India as envisaged by the father of the Nation. A deadline was set of making India 100 percent open defecation free (ODF) by October 2, 2019 by Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Since then a lot has changed, Swachh Bharat Mission has achieved significant milestones in both the rural and urban front and has triggered a nationwide flurry of activity to improve sanitation and cleanliness in the country. The government has repeatedly described it as one of the biggest people’s movement. In last four years, 9 crore toilets have been constructed in India and more than 4.5 lakh villages, 450 districts, 20 states and Union Territories have been declared open defecation free successfully.
Contributing to the Swachh Bharat Mission , the Youth For Seva Team celebrated the 149th Birth Anniversary of the Father of the Nation by arranging various awareness programs in various cities of Odisha.
The YFS Team erased the love symbols & names of love birds written on the walls of Udaygiri & Khandagiri in the capital city of Odisha in Scrub It Movement or Save Monument Campaign. Writings names on historic monuments has become a trend for the young minds and this should be stopped. It is the responsibility of every Indian to join the Swachh Bharat Mission and make India a clean nation, said Pritish Kumar Ray a member of YFS Bhubaneswar Team.According to Sangram Patra, another member of YFS said lots of tourist from across the globe come to our city to witness our rich culture and heritage but few people mostly youths do such kind of evil works by writing on the walls which creates a bad name for the city, state and our country as well. So this practice should be stopped.