India’s New Leader Wields Broom in Nationwide ‘Clean India’ Campaign

India’s New Leader Wields Broom in Nationwide ‘Clean India’ Campaign

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On the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi this week, the new prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, launched the Clean India movement by picking up a broom and dust pan, and leading thousands of citizens into the streets.

Modi has made cleanliness and hygiene a major plank in recent speeches since taking office

With sanitation a big public health problem, millions of schoolchildren, officials and ordinary people followed Modi’s lead,¬†cleaning up garbage heaps, toilets and ditches.

(READ the story from the AP News)

Photo by Chris John Beckett (via CC license)

 

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