Written By Ayanna Raj (Grade 8)


“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” is very rightly said. In India, we give Gods a lot of importance, so we should also give cleanliness an equal amount of importance.  Cleanliness plays a very important role in our lives. Cleanliness leads to good health which in turn leads to progress.  But what can I do for a clean India?

I can start by setting an example.  I can stop littering or spitting in public and encourage others to do the same.  Since children are the future, children in schools can be given special cleanliness projects to keep the area around their schools clean.  Because we have so many schools in India, all of India will therefore be kept clean.

The Government needs to work together with these schools.  They should fine people who litter and spit on the streets.  These people should also be made to clean the places where they litter.

Young people who are willing to clean up their country on their own should be given incentives by the Government.  Dustbins should be placed at regular intervals.  Separate dustbins should be available for wet and dry garbage.  School children should be made in charge of ensuring these dustbins are regularly cleaned. 

It should be made illegal for owners to let their pets defecate on the streets without cleaning it up. School children can construct special poop pits of sand for pets. All these small deeds and rules will help keep India clean.

As Gandhi quoted, ’Be the change you want to see in the world’, we, the future generation, should do all we can to make India a clean country that we can be proud of.


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