Imrana says that government is spending thousands of crores of rupees on Clean India project. But it could not clean India. She has written the following open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the status of Clean India.
Mr. Narendra Modi
Prime Minister of India
November 25, 2019
Subject: Clean India
I am Imrana. I live in JJ Colony, Sector 3, Phase 3, Dwarka, New Delhi. I want to tell you about Clean India which was started in 2014. We call Clean India, Swachh Bharat campaign. We have been running Swachh Bharat campaign for the past five years.
And government is spending thousands of crores of rupees on Clean India project. But it could not clean India. Now I will tell you why Clean India could not succeed.
When I go to school or anywhere else, I see all streets are dirty and in our area pits are also open. Mosquitoes keep sitting on the dirty water and pits. Because of this people are falling sick.
They go to government hospital for treatment. In that hospital, they get free treatment. But the government has to give a lot of money for medicines, doctors, and all health workers.
And the government takes tax money from people who work in the private jobs or government jobs. If people give more tax, then companies will close. As a result, our country will continue to be poor. Health cost will also increase.
Government claims that it has made 110 million toilets for 600 million people in the past five years. But filth is still everywhere.
We have to solve this problem. We will start from a small area. You should select an area like Dwarka in Delhi. You will keep some workers. They will clean this area. If anyone does not clean properly, you should terminate their job. Like this, you can keep other workers.
If this small area is clean, you can similarly select other such small areas and later you can clean all country. If you do not clean India, our country will remain poor and uneducated.
The writer of this article Imrana (pictured above) is a 12-year-old girl student who has been studying at the RMN Foundation free school for deserving children in Dwarka, New Delhi for the past 4 years. She also participates regularly in the education awareness and environment protection campaigns that RMN Foundation runs in Delhi.
Imrana also plays the lead role in RMN Foundation’s street play – चमेली की पढ़ाई – which highlights the problems in the current education ecosystem.
This article will also be published in the Young Learner news magazine that covers issues related to international school education.
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