CAMPAIGN CLEAN INDIA
PROMOTED BY TIBETAN YOUTH CONGRESS
Swachh Bharat or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Campaign Clean India) is a national level campaign by the Government of India officially launched on 2 October 2014 at Rajghat, New Delhi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to reports, the campaign is India’s biggest ever cleanliness drive and 3 million government employees and schools and college students of India have participated in this campaign. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Indian Independence Day & launched on 2 Oct 2014, Gandhi Jayanti.
After the illegal occupation of Tibet, along with HH the Dalai Lama thousands of Tibetans fled the nation in 1959. India is host to the largest number of Tibetans in exile and home to our beloved leader HH the Dalai Lama. From settlements in South India to the hills of East India and from the plains of Central and Ghats of western India to the mountains of North India, today Tibetans live in harmony co-existing with our hosts all over the country with the blessings of the Government of India. We remain forever grateful to the Government of India and the people of this great nation for the kindness and support it has shown to the Tibetan people.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Campaign was launched by Prime Minister Modi and today as Tibetans living in India we feel that we have a greater responsibility to keep the schools, cities, villages and settlements that we live in clean.
TYC calls upon all our Regional Tibetan Youth Congress chapters to participate in the Campaign to Clean India. On Jan 26, 2015 Republic Day of India, TYC will initiate an all day campaign to clean the surroundings of the area that we live in. TYC regional chapters will be working with other organizations in their regions. We also request all Tibetan NGO’s, institutions, organizations (kyidugs), monasteries and schools to participate in this campaign. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is not just a one-day event. We have to continue to keep our schools, neighborhoods and settlements clean. We request all to be mindful and continue this habit of cleanliness every day in our lives. A cleaner surrounding not only benefits the environment but also the health of our people.