IN PHOTOS: The Silent Swachhata Revolution Led By Children In Over 1 Lakh Villages In India
While urban India is talking about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, rural India is actually seeing it taking place on the ground. What's more - it is students who are leading the movement from the front! The photos below show you one of the biggest sanitation and cleanliness mass awareness programs ever conducted by any government in the world.
While urban India is talking about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, rural India is actually seeing it taking place on the ground. And what’s more – it is students who are leading the movement from the front! The photos below are of one of the biggest sanitation and cleanliness mass awareness programs ever conducted by any government in the world.
Are you an urban Indian or an NRI? Do you know of anything big that happened in the country last month?
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Well, something big really happened in rural India last month and the majority of urban India continues to remain in the closet of breaking news of mainstream media.
March 16 – 22 was the week when, by far, one of the biggest mass awareness programmes was conducted by the Govt. of India.
There were hundreds of awareness rallies, demonstrations by sanitation departments about good cleanliness & hygienic lifestyle practices, pamphlets discussing the importance of using toilets, construction of toilets, quizzes on swachhata in schools, training for the Drinking Water & Sanitation Department employees, etc.
These were held in at least 1,00,000 villages spread through 350+ districts across 12-14 states.
I will let pictures do most of the talking, since official numbers of the total reach will be released by the government soon.
The above pictures are just a glimpse of what has been happening in rural India, for the past one month. We (urban Indians) have kept ourselves ignorant of our other half (rural) for really long and it is high time we break some of the shackles and learn what is happening there. The amount of news coverage accorded for such a large awareness program also makes us wonder how important it is to choose wisely between news delivering agencies & news-making agencies.
– Mahek Mahendra Shah
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