Swach Bharat Essay

The Honourable Prime Minister in his “Mann Ki Baat” on 29th July 2017 spoke about a Sankalp to make “Filth – Quit India”. On August 9, 2017, he also issued a clarion call to the nation during his speech on the floor of the Lok Sabha to embrace the "Sankalp se Siddhi" movement, and appealed to all citizens to play their role towards achieving a New India by 2022.

To help implement the Honourable Prime Minister’s vision, Swachh Sankalp se Swachh Siddhi Essay Competition is being organized as another major step in making Swachhta a Jan Aandolan. Individuals are invited to write essays of not more than 250 words on the theme of Swachhta and describe how they can personally contribute to the Swachh Bharat Mission.

Essay Topic - What can I do for a Clean India?

The essay could be written in any of the following languages - it is mandatory to use the hashtag along with the languages in which the essay has been written: #assamese, #bengali, #bodo, #dogri, #english, #gujarati, #hindi, #kannada, #kashmiri, #konkani, #maithili, #malayalam, #manipuri, #marathi, #nepali, #oriya, #punjabi, #sanskrit, #santhali, #sindhi, #tamil, #telugu and #urdu.

It is mandatory to mention state of domicile with a hashtag (#): #AndamanandNicobarIslands, #AndhraPradesh, #ArunachalPradesh, #Assam, #Bihar, #Chandigarh, #Chhattisgarh, #DadraandNagarHaveli, #DamanandDiu, #Delhi, #Goa, #Gujarat, #Haryana, #HimachalPradesh, #JammuandKashmir, #Jharkhand, #Karnataka, #Kerala, #Lakshadweep, #MadhyaPradesh, #Maharashtra, #Manipur, #Meghalaya, #Mizoram, #Nagaland, #Odisha, #Puducherry, #Punjab, #Rajasthan, #Sikkim, #TamilNadu, #Telangana, #Tripura, #UttarPradesh, #Uttarakhand, #WestBengal

Three winners will be awarded at the national level. Awards will also be given at the State and District levels.

Senior citizens(above 60 years) and differently abled are encouraged to apply using the hashtags #senior and #differentlyabled, respectively, and will be given special recognition at the national awards.

Last date of submission is 8th September, 2017, midnight.

Participants can seek help from their Common Service Centres(CSC) to upload their entries in MyGov. If you need help uploading your entry, please visit your nearest CSC for support

Click here to read the Terms and Conditions, Technical Parameters and Evaluation Criteria

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar congratulated and praised a class 9 student for her essay on ways to keep India clean.Meet, Ravisha, a class 9 student who wrote about 'making cleanliness our religion' and tells ways in which people can make clean

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar congratulated and praised a class 9 student for her essay on ways to keep India clean.

Meet, Ravisha, a class 9 student who wrote about 'making cleanliness our religion' and tells ways in which people can make clean India a reality.

Manohar Parrikar took to twitter on Monday and wrote, "Congratulations Ravisha. Let your essay be the leading light for all Goans as we move towards#SwachhGoa."

Furthermore, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Ravisha on late Sunday evening and said, "In her prize winning essay, Ravisha from Goa writes about what should be done for a @swachhbharat. I compliment her for her work."

In the recently aired Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Modi expressed his happiness over the widespread support for 'Swachhata Hi Seva' movement and thanked media for furthering the message of cleanliness.

A brief about Swachh Bharat Abhiyan:

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign by the Government of India to keep the streets, roads and infrastructure of the country clean. The mission is bifurcated into sub-missions as Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Gramin), under Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan (Urban), under Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It includes ambassadors and activities such as a run, national real-time monitoring and updates from NGOs.

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