The Swachh Bharat Mission, launched on October 2nd, 2014, by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, is aimed at achieving a clean and open defecation free India. With all-round efforts, 314 districts and 3.23 lakh villages which include 9 States and 2 UTs have been declared ODF and the sanitation coverage has more than doubled from 38.70% to 78.98% since the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched. The initiative of Swachhata Pakhwada was started in April 2016 with the objective of bringing a fortnight of intense focus on the issues and practices of Swachhata by engaging various ministries/departments of the Government of India. This is one of the key programs under the Swachh Bharat Mission. The main mission and motive of the movement is to bring cleanliness awareness amongst youths, students and teachers by organising multiple activities in school and institutional level.
The 2022 SWACHATA PAKWADA was from 1st September to 15th September and there were multiple schools which held paining competitions, slogan writing competition, and the Essay writing competition even in LMS KELHELI the students initiated in this fest and actively took part in the activities. Not only were these students engaged in rallies and cleanliness programs but many people participated in this swachhata pakhwada. Most of the best schools of Himachal Pradesh took part in this movement. It vision is to make the youth and new young generation responsible and concerned about their environment. It develops a deep feeling of love and care for the surroundings and the environment among the students. The Swachhata Pakhwada was initiated, with the objective of bringing a fortnight of intense focus on the issues and practices of Swachhata-meaning Cleanliness. Swachhata pakhwada is the occasion to pledge the support of the higher educational institutions for spreading the message of cleanliness not only among the students but also in the surrounding areas. This type of Extra-curricular activities leads the students to use their creative mind and think for the new stuff and even ideas for the environment and related to the concept of Swachhata. As we know that our future generation would have multiple problems and challenging tasks related to environment and its conservation. And the harm we are doing to the environment will be restored only by the help of Swachhata, indirectly the students are being trained for the future consequences of pollution and to deal with overall development concept. The Swachhata Pakhwada and Swachhta Abhiyaan were capable to remove more than 35% of Pollution from India. To conserve and protect the Diversity and the Dignity of our country and our environment we should follow the line of Swachhata.
“Swacch Bharat ka Irada karr liya humne, Desh se ye vada karr liya humne.”
NAME: Antriksh Thakur