Cleanliness doesn’t need labors, rather it needs will. Why would anyone be pained to put things in place, unless someone else disorders them? Though the country we live in has a global impact in terms of cultural heritage, moral values, production capacity, and brainy natives; why don’t our roads, towns, railway stations, and markets match the global standards with respect to cleanliness?
From Mahatma Gandhi
to PM Narendra Modi, every capable leader has advocated the vitality
of a clean nation, wherein the natives shall realize their
fundamental duties and every single Indian should be a contributory
Is that so tough so
keep a place clean? Yes, it can be when not all inhabitants
participate in maintaining the purity, rather create a messed up
state for others too. And then we expect the authorities to be the
sole caretaker of this concern. Remember, chaos is sure where one
passes the responsibility to other and continues the same trend. And
when we are so concerned about the cleanliness and hygiene of our
homes, why aren’t we even a bit alarmed about the purity of our
nation’s roads and marketplaces? That’s not all. Many of us are
least bothered to know the location of dumping waste while walking
through the street.
The customs of India
are tough to comprehend. While on one hand we regard our rivers as
goddesses and cows as our spiritual mother, we stand with eyes closed
when the rivers are jam-packed with waste and the cows tussle with
polythene packets, thrown by households, in search of food. Most of
us possess utmost faith in God; however belongingness is nil towards
that he has created for us to live. ‘Why should I?’ The
words help Indians to part with their basic obligation of upholding
the purity of India. It is sad to notice that the Indians
disremembered this vital concern until the PM intervened and
So, where from can
this begin? Self–realization would be the key determining factor.
Else, covering up for the wrongs of others would never counterpart
with the extent of damage caused. Refrain from throwing even the
tiniest waste item anywhere apart the designated place of dumping.
Also, talk to others and educate them on the gravity of this issue
and how every individual can be a shareholder. The viewpoint of
preserving cleanliness in and outside own home and passing away the
waste will no way serve any purpose. Dependency on authorities will
have to end and personal pains be taken to recover the mess.
Authorities can too
play a dynamic role. Public awareness shall be created with the help
of workable communication channels. Also, the law-breakers will have
to be penalized with nil escapes so as to ensure utmost adherence to
the concrete rules. The municipal corporations will have to part with
their laidback approach and no work policy.
cleaner India would call in for additional opportunities and dignity
to life. Our rivers, roads, and public places are craving for speedy
rescue and zero tolerance in the future. And when we say that India
is the center of world’s legacy, let us demonstrate this in real
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A Chartered Accountant by profession and Director on the board of Punjab National Bank (PNB), General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC). Dr. Sunil Gupta is working flawlessly for the economic and social prosperity of India.