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New Delhi: Minister of State For Home Kiren Rijiju on Monday said people in India need to embrace cleanliness and discipline.

“Cleanliness is intrinsic to societies in many countries. But in our country cleanliness, discipline and orderliness leaves much to be desired,” the minister said here.

“Overcrowding and high population density cannot be an excuse to filthy living. What is required is a change in attitude in each person’s personality,” he said.

Rijiju made the remarks while flagging off the ‘Swachh Bharat, Swachh Himalaya’ campaign of the Border Security Force (BSF).

The October 12-November 23 campaign includes a cycling expedition, white water rafting and trek to Garhwal Himalayas during which team members will remove garbage and waste materials from the glaciers.

Rijiju, while lauding the BSF for undertaking the campaign as a part of its Golden Jubilee expedition, said: “Vigorous cleanliness campaigns need to be conducted before cleanliness becomes a way of life for us all.”

 

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Actor Akshay Kumar Speaks About The Importance of Cleanliness

Akshay Kumar also made the audience witness India's sanitation issues in film "Pad Man", which focused on menstrual hygiene

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Actor Akshay Kumar, who raised the problem of poor sanitation in India through the film “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha”, has urged people to participate in Swachhata Hi Seva Andolan movement.

On Wednesday, the 51-year-old tweeted: “Thanks to ‘Toilet-Ek Prem Katha’, I got to know about the lack of basic sanitation facilities suffered by millions. Swachhata (cleanliness) should be prioritised for our nation’s healthy future. Join the Swachhata Hi Seva Andolan.”

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Along with the post, Akshay Kumar posted a poster of the movement. It reads: “Become a part of the Swachhata Hi Seva Andolan and undertake shramdaan (voluntary contribution) starting 9.30 a.m. on September 15 in your area. Share your Swachhata moments using #SHS208.”

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Akshay Kumar also made the audience witness India’s sanitation issues in film “Pad Man”, which focused on menstrual hygiene. (IANS)

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