Translate The Content in Your Local Language

Sunday, 16 November 2014

In Mumbai, ADAPT Students Join PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' Mission

In Mumbai, ADAPT Students Join PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' Mission
Students of ADAPT participate in a cleanliness drive in Mumbai.

Mumbai:  'Swachh Bharat' saw a whole new level of participation when students and staff members of ADAPT (Able Disabled All People Together), a non-profit organization, participated in a cleanliness drive in Mumbai on Friday. Armed with brooms, the students aimed to clean the roads and spread awareness about the importance of hygiene and its link with health. 

Actor-Director Nagesh Kukunoor who also swept the streets told NDTV, "There are two reasons for us being here. One is simply the fact that if systems don't work we will step in as normal citizens. The other thing, which is much more important, is that ADAPT wants to reiterate that even the differently abled are very much a part of society and want to be included in programmes like these. If there is a drive to clean up the streets, it should not be only the 'normal' people that should be out here cleaning."

Bandra (West) MLA Ashish Shelar in whose constituency the programme was organized told NDTV, "The students of ADAPT are responding to the message of the Prime Minister and their message is that our neighbourhood needs to be clean for our nation to be clean." 

Mr. Shelar himself joined the students in their endeavor.

Varsha Hooja of ADAPT told NDTV, "We are not doing this as a photo opportunity. This has been made a part of the curriculum. Students are cleaning the classes, the school and the neighbourhood. This is to show that the disabled can be a part of mainstream society. Nothing can stop them from participating in all mainstream programmes like this one which the Prime Minister has begun."

Source : NDTV , 15th Nov 2014 

No comments:

Post a Comment