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CA Dr Sunil Gupta
The clean India- Is it that tough? 13 June, 2014
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 towards nation-building.

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 the world 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 expressed distress.

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.

Remember, the 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 terms too.

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About The Author
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. His Linkedin and twitter handles are @cadrsunilgupta. Facebook page is CADrSunil.
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