Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry instigated a clean-drive on a beach in Puducherry on her morning stroll.
Stumbling upon a littered beach, Bedi promptly, made phone calls to concerned authorities to be deployed on the beach and take over the space to make as tidy as the road.
Bedi urged the presence of Municipality services to be positioned on the beach to penalise littering people
“If they (violators) do not pay the fine their challans to be sent to the court for issuing summons to them," she added
As she herself immediately wore her gloves, grabbed trash bins and began cleaning up the beach with volunteers of Raj Nivas helping her around, she even ordered to station officials at night to spot people drinking on the beach and immediately should be put in the Police van and booked in.
She further told the responsible authorities, “Now all you need is a beach security plan, this should become one more beach round the clock. So the beach should be a beach.”
Earlier this month on October 2, India celebrated their second 'Swacchta Diwas' after the drive was initiated by PM Modi on October 2, 2014, on the occasion of Gandhi's birth anniversary. It was inspired by Gandhiji's principles of 'satyagraha', 'ahimsa' and 'swacchta' and aims at making cleanliness a way of life globally
With the Swacch Diwas and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, PM Modi approached the root-level problems of the country, which has made a huge difference in the thinking of the masses. The movement has transformed many areas like sanitation, health and the general well-being of people. These are some of the principle tenets of Sustainable Development. Due to the efforts and effects of this movement, India is well on its way to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.