India is a country of young people. If youth are given right direction their courage, belief and commitment can achieve the dream of country's development. It is this dedication that makes up youth take up responsibility of cleaning up their cities.
On 2nd October 2014, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched throughout length and breadth of the country as a national movement by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Today the movement has truly become a mass movement.
Picking up the broom to clean the dirt, making Swachh Bharat Abhiyan a mass movement across the nation, the Prime Minister Modi had said people should neither litter, nor let others litter.
In one such drive students of Bengaluru got together to form a group called 'Youth for Parivartan' with an aim to keep Bengaluru clean.
Students it is said saved their pocket money and used the modest sum of money to paint the city walls and clean the streets.
The group Youth For Parivarthan is bringing in Parivartan (Change) wherever it finds dirty streets, dirty... http://t.co/xZmW3cLdcb— SwachhBharatAbhiyaan (@Swachhbharatt) December 23, 2014
Students got together and painted the city walls that were made to look ugly by sticking different advertisement bills.
Bengaluru students began cleaning first the streets where they live and cleaned the walls of the streets.
Dfrnt start 2 a Saturday Morning.Took part in"youth for parivartan" initiative in beautifying diary circle underpass. pic.twitter.com/9X2JmGdJNu— Smitha Dixit (@RjSmitha) April 25, 2015
Bengaluru students showed how they are obsessed about the cleanliness. After cleaning the students are educating people that they should not make the walls and the city dirty.
Amit Amarnath, Founder of Youth for Parivartan had this to say about the initiative, "We all study we all wants our city to look clean and beautiful. For this work instead of asking for money from someone we are using our pocket money. We are painting the wall red and yellow. Some people might not change but we will remain persistent in our work."
Uma Shenoy, Member, Youth for Parivartan had this to say about putting efforts to clean Bengaluru, "I feel delighted to do this work. All these people study and do this work using their pocket money. Wasting money on cinema and at other places it is better that we utilise our money for such works and not just clean our city but our country as well. I want to participate in such programmes in future as well."
Mayor of Bengaluru B N Manjunath Reddy had this to say about the efforts of students of the group Youth for Parivartan, "Many organisations are joining their hands for this work. Youth for Parivartan has done much work in the city. I want to extend greetings to these people. From BBMP for carrying out such work. It is nice work,"
It is really true that these students are young in age but their thoughts are matured and their deeds have shown mirror to the city in particular and society in general. These students have shown how to keep our cities clean and environmentally pristine by keeping cities free from posters and slogans on the walls apart from other things which are necessary to keep Bengaluru clean.
@forever_stonedd I just received the message, it was done by Youth for Parivartan (NGO) with support from authorities. Nonetheless its great— Bangalore/Akshatha (@WeAreBangalore) January 10, 2016
These students have proved why cities are called mirrors of our identity and why we should keep our cities clean. Truly our country's youth is its identity and strength.