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Banega Swachh India in its third year aims to get the entire nation to come together on October 2. As we observe this Gandhi Jayanti as the Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas, we wish to encourage each and every citizen to come out and do their bit through the year.

As part of the #Mere10Guz campaign, which urges people to step out and clean up 10 yards of their surroundings, people shared their clean-up drive stories with us. Here are some of the best entries so far, showcasing how they cleaned up their surroundings.

With brooms in hand and sense of responsibility towards the nation, girls of Heritage Girls School, Udaipur, stepped out of the campus and headed toward the 10th century Sas Bahu Temple for Swachh Bharat Mission. They swept the floors, cleaned the garbage around and made the place wonderful again.

Residents of the Rose Icon society in Pimple Audagar, Pune, Maharashtra, cleaned the bus stop in front of their society gate where lot of posters were pasted, making it look dirty. Volunteers, including kids and their parents worked enthusiastically for an hour to make it absolutely clean.

DPS Patna organised a clean up drive in the surrounding area of its Junior Wing Campus to make NDTV Banega Swachh India Campaign a great success. Cleanup was carried out by students of NDTV School TV DPS Patna.

Phani Trivedi along with other volunteers wrote to the local municipal corporation for assistance to carry out the clean up drive. The corporation then sent brooms, man power, Gamaxin powder and helped us clean up the waste collected immediately. Cleanup work was started at 9 AM and completed at 11 AM on Oct 1, 2016, at Pancham Kutir, Near Sindhu Bhavan.

The clean-up drive is an ongoing process in Cambridge School, New Friends Colony, Delhi. Cleaning material like a broom and duster is provided in all the classes to involve the children in cleaning after break time, any special event, and also before leaving for vacation.

Narendra English School in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, conducted a clean-up drive in their school. Entire school actively participated in it.

DPS Bharuch initiated a cleanliness drive in the city of Bharuch on the Occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. SP - District Bharuch was the Chief-Guest of the occassion and he signed a pledge that he will remain committed for keeping the city of Bharuch clean.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Seva conducted clean-up activities in different villages of Noida, Uttar Pradesh. They also raised awareness among the villagers about the importance of keeping the surroundings clean.

Paan stains on pillars at Connaught Place, Delhi are a common sight. New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) wanted to fix this issue. The idea was how to prevent people from spitting at public places. While the NDMC staff helped in cleaning, We Mean To Clean volunteers helped in painting and The Ugly Indian (TUI) team suggested to keep potted plants at these corners.

As part of the #Mere10Guz campaign, which urges people clean up 10 yards of their surroundings, Madhuri Chandrasekhar shared this us image of school children cleaning up the park in Gujarat.

The cleanliness and plantation drive was undertaken at the St Mary's School in Mazagaon, Mumbai, where the students planted 60 saplings and cleaned up the school premises.

Susan Raj along with other volunteers in Kota, Rajasthan run the Sagarmitra campaign. They not only clean the surroundings but also take care of the waste by sending it for recycling. They have more than one lakh students in Pune and three thousand students in Kota who work to make India 'swachh'.

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