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Inspired By PM Modi, A Doctor In Srinagar Runs Cleanliness Drive Every Day

For the last 10 years, Dr Nathani from Srinagar in Uttarakhand has been picking up waste, giving the message of cleanliness

A Doctor In Srinagar Runs Cleanliness Drive Every Day
Dr Nathani picks whatever garbage he sees on the road (Representational Image)

Srinagar: A doctor in Srinagar, Uttarakhand, works as a garbage collector on the road. He believes that through this, he wants to give a message to the people that if they take care of cleanliness, their health will remain good. Doctor Nathani believes that 80 per cent of the patients who come to him fall ill due to dirt. The doctor told ANI,

Being a doctor, I have seen that 80 per cent of the patients who come to me fall ill due to dirt. I felt that the message of cleanliness should be given to the public so that it benefits them and keeping this in mind, I started this programme.

Doctor Nathani has been doing this work for the last 10 years and every morning and evening he leaves home with his car and fills it with the garbage lying on the road. Hea added,

I have been doing this work for the last 10 years and whatever garbage I see on the road, I pick it up and give the message of cleanliness to the people. The result of this is that you will not find the kind of cleanliness in Srinagar anywhere else.

When the doctor was asked how he got inspired for this thing, he said,

Modi ji, when he took the oath for the first time, he cleaned with a broom in his hand and did this to make people understand that if you pay attention to cleanliness, you will remain healthy. Wherever he gets a chance, whether it is in the country or abroad, he says a thing or two about cleanliness. I am running this program only after being inspired by Modi Ji.

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NDTV – Dettol have been working towards a clean and healthy India since 2014 via the Banega Swachh India initiative, which in its Season 10 is helmed by Campaign Ambassador Ayushmann Khurrana. The campaign aims to highlight the inter-dependency of humans and the environment, and of humans on one another with the focus on One Health, One Planet, One Future – Leaving No One Behind. It stresses on the need to take care of, and consider, everyone’s health in India – especially vulnerable communities – the LGBTQ populationindigenous people, India’s different tribes, ethnic and linguistic minorities, people with disabilities, migrants, geographically remote populations, gender and sexual minorities. In a world post COVID-19 pandemic, the need for WASH (WaterSanitation and Hygiene) is reaffirmed as handwashing is one of the ways to prevent Coronavirus infection and other diseases. The campaign will continue to raise awareness on the same along with focussing on the importance of nutrition and healthcare for women and children, fight malnutrition, mental well-being, self-care, science and health, adolescent health & gender awareness. Along with the health of people, the campaign has realised the need to also take care of the health of the eco-system. Our environment is fragile due to human activity, which is not only over-exploiting available resources, but also generating immense pollution as a result of using and extracting those resources. The imbalance has also led to immense biodiversity loss that has caused one of the biggest threats to human survival – climate change. It has now been described as a “code red for humanity.” The campaign will continue to cover issues like air pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and sanitation workers and menstrual hygiene. Banega Swasth India will also be taking forward the dream of Swasth Bharat, the campaign feels that only a Swachh or clean India where toilets are used and open defecation free (ODF) status achieved as part of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, can eradicate diseases like diahorrea and the country can become a Swasth or healthy India.

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