Date: August 31st, 2016
Venue: St. Francis Insititute of Technology Campus, Borivali (W)
No. of Participants: 350 Students of First Year – 2016-2017
Organizers: 40 NSS Volunteers
- To create awareness among the students about Mission Swachh Bharat
- To take steps to make Swachh Bharat a reality
About 365 students participated in the debate on Swachh Bharat, a dream or possibility. Both the views were very strongly presented. The speakers who supported the proposal of clean India a reality said that the steps have already been taken and all of us have to play a role to make our surroundings a better place to live. They gave examples of some ideal places like Ralegaan Siddhi, Hivre Bazaar gaon which has won awards for their cleanliness and sustainability. The speakers who spoke against the proposal said that clean India will remain a dream until we have the mindset of littering. There is a need of attitudinal change. The views expressed by the speakers made everyone realize where we are in terms of cleanliness and to take up the challenge to achieve our mission of clean India. At the end of the debate, all the participants took the swachhta pledge where they pledged that they will be devoting 100 hours in a year towards the mission of clean India.