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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