Swachh Bharat Abhiyan – Short Speech 1
Dear teachers and students, today my speech is about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Mission, which is a signature campaign of the government to make people aware of keeping the surroundings clean and hygienic.
But, not only for the sake of government policies, we should instead modify our way of living and include the good habit of keeping the area clean for the betterment of our own lives and those sharing the society with us. It should be our moral sense of responsibility to not litter the areas and keep ourselves healthy.
I would like to call upon all the teachers sitting here that students in the school should be taught about the practices they must follow at home, school and other public places as well.
- Do not throw garbage on the roads or railway tracks. Dustbins should be installed in the school premises. Students should be encouraged to initiate the installment of dustbins in the societies or neighbouring areas, in case they are not present. While we are travelling and do not have access to dustbins, we should not throw the empty packets or bottles on the streets, instead should keep them with us and throw them after a journey in dustbins only.
- Awareness to be spread about not spitting on the walls, streets or any public places.
- The drains and sewage lines should be properly covered and a regular spray of disinfectants should be done.
- There must be proper sewage disposal systems in place to keep a check on rising garbage menace across the city.
Friends, do you know the consequences of not keeping your surroundings clean? The unhygienic and dirty surroundings may lead to the spread of various germs and viruses, which may pose a health risk to you and your family. The clean cities not only increase the aesthetic value but also looks attractive and help us keeping ourselves fit and safe from health hazards. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan also aims at spreading such awareness among the citizens of the nation, and everyone should follow the basic unwritten rules.
Through my speech, I had tried to contribute for this good cause and hope that you will do the same by transmitting the knowledge further to your friends and relatives.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Clean India Mission) – Short Speech 2
I welcome the students and teachers who have gathered here today. I am going to be speaking about an important government run programme; the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a cleanliness drive that was launched in the year 2014. The name of scheme literally translates to “Clean India Mission”. It is a scheme intended to promote cleanliness in the public spaces in India. I shall now discuss the targets, programmes and progress made by this scheme.
The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched on the 2nd October 2014 to clean the streets, roads and infrastructure in 4041 towns in India. It wanted to make India open defecation free and build toilets in rural and urban areas to improve sanitation. With the time nearing the targeted date, we need to look into whether the targets have been achieved.
The Swachh Bharat mission for urban areas aims to build individual and community owned toilets, upgrade existing toilets into flush toilets, changes in waste management practises and bring about attitudinal changes. Individuals could avail financial assistance of upto 4000 Rupees for the construction of toilets.
The Swachh Bharat Gramin Mission is a rural area targeted scheme which aims to make India open defecation free and promote solid and liquid waste management through the local panchayats. The Swachh Bharat Vidyalaya Abhiyan is for building of separate toilet for boys and girls and provides basic drinking water and sanitation on failures in all schools across India.
Rashtriya Swachhata Kosh is a part of this mission which aims to channelize private contributions towards this mission.
The most important achievement is the increasing in access to sanitation in the rural areas. The access to toilets has increased from 38% to 93% within a period of 4 years since the launch of the scheme. 2,900 towns have declared themselves as open detection free.
As we move towards the end of this speech, I would like to state that the initiative was a much needed on for India and has indeed made progress. But we still lag behind because of the fact that this involves the attitudes of people. We need to change our thought patterns and look at how we as individuals can bring about changes in our own homes as well as in our communities. Let us all be the change that we want to see.
By Swetha (2020) – edited.
Last updated on May 15, 2020