New Delhi: ‘If you are using a public toilet and not keeping it clean, then how will the next user be able to use the services. In fact, you will also not be able to use it again. This is one of the main reasons, why in our country, there are some public conveniences that are not being used today,’ says actor Ayushmann Khurrana as he appealed everyone to keep public toilets clean after using them in this short video that has been released by the centre recently.
Ayushmann Khurrana further added,
Public toilets are there for you, if you will not keep them clean and hygienic, then who else will take care of them. And then, how will India become Swachh? My appeal to everyone out there is that, use public services, but make sure you keep the floor and toilet seat clean.
Ayushmann’s video message comes as a part of the awareness campaign which is being run by the Centre for its ongoing Swachh Survekshan 2018. He adds,
This step is necessary, take this small step towards swachhta and help your city become No.1 in this Swachh Survekshan.
Watch Ayushmann’s Full Message
Toilets are a progressive sign of growth and well-being.
Let's pledge not to defecate in the open and keep our toilets clean after using them.
— Swachh Bharat Urban (@SwachhBharatGov) February 27, 2018
Ayushmann Khurrana has become the fourth big celebrity who has lent his support to government’s ongoing cleanliness survey. Earlier, Sachin Tendulkar, Shah Rukh Khan and Anil Kapoor came out to motivate people to keep their surroundings swachh.
This year, the Swachh Survekshan for the first time is assessing all 4,041 cities of India on that has a population of 40 crore on their cleanliness quotient. This is almost a 10-fold increase from last year’s survey and that’s the reason why it is being touted by the government as world’s largest cleanliness survey.
This year, the survey will assess the cities on a total of six parameters that includes collection and transportation of municipal solid waste, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste, sanitation related progress, IEC (Information, Education and Communication), capacity building and innovation and best practices.