PM to inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra tomorrow

at 2:04 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra (RSK) tomorrow, an interactive experience centre on the Swachh Bharat Mission.

The installations at the RSK will showcase the successful journey of world’s largest behaviour change campaign, the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

After taking the tour of RSK, Prime Minister will also interact with 36 school students from Delhi, representing the 36 states and union territories, at the amphitheatre of the RSK, adhering to social distancing guidelines, followed by Prime Minister’s address to the nation.

RSK is a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and was first announced by the Prime Minister on April 10, 2017 on the occasion of the centenary celebrations of Gandhi’s Champaran Satyagraha.

A balanced mix of digital and outdoor installations in the RSK will impart information, awareness and education on Swachhata and related aspects. The complex interplay of processes and activities will be presented through assimilative learning, best practices, global benchmarks and success stories in an interactive format, the Prime Minister’s Office said.

During the tour, in Hall 1, the visitors will experience a unique 360° audio visual immersive show, which will narrate India’s Swachhata Story – a journey into the largest behaviour change campaign in the history of the world.

The Hall 2 will contain a series of interactive LED panels, hologram boxes, interactive games and much more, to tell the story of the work done to achieve Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat.

The open-air displays in the lawn adjacent to RSK will showcase three exhibits which are anecdotes from the journey of India from Satyagraha to Swachhagraha.

“The artistic wall murals around the Kendra also chronicle the core elements of the Mission’s success,” the statement said.

Furthermore, the Swachh Bharat Mission has transformed rural sanitation in India and has changed the behaviours of over 55 crore people from open defecation to using a toilet.

India has received high praise from the international community for this and have set a precedent for the rest of the world to follow.

The mission is, however, now in its second phase, aiming to take India’s villages from open defecation free (ODF) to ODF Plus, with a strong focus on sustaining ODF status and ensuring solid and liquid waste management for all.