The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn't wait for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation, which has today resulted in the village being one of the cleanest in the entire count...
Aspiring 'Global Citizens' chucked used bottles, cups and snack wrappers on the ground.
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It is nobody's wish to litter the very street they live on. Neither is it anyone's dream to carry a banana peel for miles before catching a distant glimpse of an overflowing bin. Public dustbins are a vastly understated commodity -- a fact that must be duly recognized.
When I walk down millionaire's row in the seaside town of Drobak outside Oslo where I live in summer, I see the owners of stately mansions and exclusive boats scrubbing their decks, cleaning cars, shovelling leaves from the driveway, conveying trash in top- of-the-line electric Teslas to the neighbourhood dump. They would be astonished to learn this was dirty work meant for underlings or lower caste people. How can ensuring cleanliness be dirty?