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Raise your voice with Montu! #AbMontuBolega

Yesterday, while driving alone through the market place of my town, I had my observant mode on.

The swachch bharat ad came on the radio.

Quoting the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s message on Swachh Bharat.

“Dear Friends,

I am sure you have heard time and again that cleanliness is next to Godliness. Alas, things are often different when it comes to putting this into practice.

On 2nd October we are launching Swachh Bharat Mission, a massive mass movement, that seeks to create a Clean India. Cleanliness was very close to Mahatma Gandhi’s heart. A clean India is the best tribute we can pay to Bapu when we celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. Mahatma Gandhi devoted his life so that India attains ‘Swarajya’. Now the time has come to devote ourselves towards ‘Swachchhata’ (cleanliness) of our motherland.

I urge every one of you to devote at least hundred hours every year, that is two hours every week towards cleanliness. We can’t let India remain unclean any longer. On 2nd October I myself will set out with a broom and contribute towards this pious task.

Today, I appeal to everyone, particularly political and religious leadership, mayors, sarpanchs and captains of industry to plan and wholeheartedly engage in the task of cleaning your homes, work places, villages, cities and surroundings. I request your active support and participation in our collective quest to make a Swachh Bharat.”

Let us walk shoulder to shoulder in our quest to create a Clean India!

Very inspiring and motivating? Ain’t it? But do we actually follow it? While driving, I witnessed lots of such acts that defy this swachh bharat campaign.

Take this questionnaire and see where you stand to help in making India cleaner.

Ask yourself –

-> Did you stop littering?

-> Did you stop throwing banana skins on the road?

-> Did you stop spitting on the road?

-> Did you take out those two hours a week from your busy schedule?

I hope all of you have the answers to above questions. Now that you feel even more motivated, ask yourself –

-> Did you get lectured when you were caught in the act?

-> Did you lecture someone when you saw them litter?

-> Did you laugh at the thought?

-> Did you collect the trash in your house and handed it over to the trash van?

-> Did you take out time to clean your surroundings?

Think about it. No! Don’t just think. Do! Be the change! Raise your voice!

We all wish that we should have taken birth in a foreign land with beautiful landscapes and clean cityscapes. Yes, I have wished so too but do we realise that it is us, ourselves who make our country lag in the race of the best?

Wherever we go these habits will go with us and if we can manage to be clean there then why not here? Why not change ourselves and make our country the one that everyone wishes to have born in or live in?

It’s us who can bring about the change and make ourselves proud of our nation.

Join the the ‘Power of Voice to Clean India’ by strepsils and be the change.

There are places that need cleaning, people who deserve your attention & authorities who need to hear your opinions! Don’t be a silent spectator. Raise your voice and make a difference.

We know that raising our voices against all that is dirty in our country is a power that we all have. Let’s exercise the power of our voice & work towards a Swach Bharat.

Kyuki Bin Bole Ab Nahi Chalega #AbMontuBolega.

Visit to know more about this campaign.

Check strepsils activity about it in facebook and twitter here.

This post has been written as a part of Indi-Happy hours on Indiblogger in association with Strepsils.

Radhika Mundra

Radhika Mundra is an aspiring writer, a lifestyle blogger and an intense storyteller.

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