Narendra Modi’s message on Swachh Bharat has reached even the younger generation as Union Minister Smriti Irani shared a video of a little girl talking about the same. Sending a message to 'Modi Dada', this girl is happy with the new and good rules Prime Minister has brought in.
She says, 'My message is that I like Modi Dada and he has a lot of rules. Good rules. He asks everyone to keep your house clean, to throw the trash in the dustbin... If we do this... then because of the good rules, we also improve eventually.'
Watch the video below -
Back in 2014, PM Modi gave a speech on Swachh Bharat campaign and there's been no turning back ever since.
He had said: "Dear Friends,
I am sure you have heard time and again that cleanliness is next to Godliness. Alas, things are often different when it comes to putting this into practice.
On 2nd October we are launching Swachh Bharat Mission, a massive mass movement, that seeks to create a Clean India. Cleanliness was very close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart. A clean India is the best tribute we can pay to Bapu when we celebrate his 150th birth anniversary in 2019. Mahatma Gandhi devoted his life so that India attains 'Swarajya'. Now the time has come to devote ourselves towards 'Swachchhata' (cleanliness) of our motherland.
I urge every one of you to devote at least hundred hours every year, that is two hours every week towards cleanliness. We can't let India remain unclean any longer. On 2nd October I myself will set out with a broom and contribute towards this pious task.
Today, I appeal to everyone, particularly political and religious leadership, mayors, sarpanchs and captains of industry to plan and wholeheartedly engage in the task of cleaning your homes, work places, villages, cities and surroundings. I request your active support and participation in our collective quest to make a Swachh Bharat.”
Meanwhile, talking about Smriti Irani, The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill entailing amendments to the POCSO Act by including death penalty for aggravated sexual assault on children, besides providing stringent punishments for other crimes against minors.
Now the bill, would be send to the Lok Sabha for its approval. The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 also provides for fines and imprisonment to curb child pornography.
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It was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani. Earlier this month, the Union Cabinet approved amendments to strengthen the POCSO Act to combat rising cases of child sex abuse.
(With inputs from PTI)