Bal Swachhta Mission starts from 14 November - Fusion

Bal Swachhta Mission starts from 14 November

Bal Swachhta Mission is to be launched by Central Government of India on November 14 to make children participate in Clean India Campaign. Being the Children’s Day, it is celebrated with cultural and fun filled activities for children.

But, this Children’s Day is going to be a different event to their regular celebrations by initiating Bal Swachhta Mission which promotes awareness on cleanliness and their responsibility towards country.

November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day in India on the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Nehru was affectionately called by ‘Chacha Nehru’ by children due to his love towards them.

Schools conduct several cultural programmes on Children’s day and encourage them to participate by presenting gifts. Several Organizations conduct Children’s day events and concerts which include music, dance and other fun filled activities like games.

Indian Government introduced “National Child Award” in 1996 for children between 4 to 15 years of age for their exceptional achievements in academics, art, sports and culture. These awards are given on Children’s day each year for the eligible children.

In this year, Central Government initiated “Swachh Bharat Mission” on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi for the Clean India. It is also proposed that Bal Swachhta Mission is going to be launched on November 14, the birth anniversary of Nehru with the aim to involve children in this Cleanliness Mission.

Bal Swachhta Mission has six themes include clean schools, surroundings, personal hygiene, clean food and drinking water, and clean toilets. The Mission starts on November 14 and will continue to November 19, the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, a former PM of India.

All the states have to focus on any of their desired themes on each day of the week. Government thinks this programme will motivate children not just to follow personal hygiene, but also to keep their surroundings clean.

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