Development, Sanitation and Drinking water launched an ambitious project Clean
Mission, which aims to connect Indian Diaspora world over with Swachh Bharat
Abhiyan to improve rural sanitation.
Through Clean Mission members of Indian diaspora and international community
can contribute to make rural Indian villages fully open defecation free.
Addressing the launch event, Mr Singh said, “India is a blessed country that has its
children across the globe and that they are willing to support their country in noble
causes. Clean Mission, the overseas connection of Swachh Bharat Mission is just
an extension of our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s vision of having a clean
country. I urge you all to join hands and come forward”.
“It is each and every individual’s duty to contribute towards improving sanitation
and creating a cleaner India. We extend our full support to the Clean Mission
Project. My government and I, personally see that in the coming times, there will
be synergies and a wonderful partnership between Swachh Bharat Mission and
Clean Mission to uplift the situation of sanitation in India,” he added.
The project was launched by the group of community leaders based in Australia,
US, Canada and Singapore.
“We have gained and learned so much from our motherland and this is the time
when we should try to give back. No child deserves to die in India due to such
preventable diseases in today’s time,” said Dr Nihal Agar founder of Clean
“The Indian Diaspora, no matter where they are based in the world, feels for our
country. We wish to contribute in some way to our nation. Specially, after the call
from our Hon. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi in his address to Indian
community in New York and Sydney, it has been our deepest urge to contribute
towards Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to improve sanitation facilities,” said Balesh
Singh Dhankhar founder president of Clean Mission.
“In rural India, over 5 lakh children lose their lives every year to diseases related to
poor sanitation and unclean water, and this is the focus of Clean Mission. We
select number of villages and make them fully open defecation free and improve
sanitation awareness to combat this largely ignored issue”, he added.