“A clean India would be the best tribute India could pay to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150 birth anniversary in 2019,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said while launching the Swachh Bharat Mission. On October 2, 2014, Swachh Bharat Mission was launched throughout length and breadth of the country as a national movement.
Since 2014, PM Modi has been leading this mass movement and has exhorted people to fulfil Gandhi’s dream of a clean and hygienic India. He gave the mantra of ‘Na gandagi karenge, Na karne denge.’ He also invited people to join the cleanliness drive and now it has turned into a National Movement.
Several such examples have come to the fore which are reflective of a sense of responsibility that has been generated among people through the Clean India movement. One such example of this is Akash Jain and his family.
Recently, Akash Jain, an entrepreneur, took to micro-blogging site Twitter and tweeted a photo of a wedding card with a Swachh Bharat logo printed on it.
“My father and I have been highly inspired by the Swachh Bharat initiative by PM Modi. My father specifically wanted the swachh bharat’s message and logo to be there on the wedding invitation card of my sister’s marriage on April 29, 2017. Hence I got it done,” wrote Jain.
Dear @narendramodi, My dad specifically wanted @swachhbharat logo to be there on my sister’s wedding invitation, hence got it. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/kD28savm82
— Akash Jain (@akash207) April 1, 2017
Following the tweet, the Prime Minister retweeted Jain and in fact followed him as well.
What a moment. PM @narendramodi ji retweeted my tweet & followed me back on twitter. Modi ji has been an inspiration to my dad as well. pic.twitter.com/JIoy774SUY
— Akash Jain (@akash207) April 2, 2017
This is not for the first time when people promoted the Swachh Bharat mission. Earlier, M Mariswami, a resident of Hubballi had taken the Swachh Bharat mission a little further by printing his wedding cards with a 4-page literature on the importance of constructing toilets in houses.
With citizens now becoming active participants in cleanliness activities across the nation, the dream of a ‘Clean India’ once seen by Mahatma Gandhi has begun to get a shape.