Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi today urged the youths of the country to take part in the ‘Swachh Bharat Summer internship’ to make this initiative a success during his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat,’
“My young companions, I am urging you today for a very special internship. Three ministries of the Indian government have announced the ‘Swachh Bharat Summer internship’. This is an opportunity for college students, National Cadet Corps (NCC), National Service Scheme (NSS), Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan volunteers, and people who want to do something for the society and the country,” Prime Minister Modi said.
The internship is an initiative of the Sports, Human Resource Development (HRD) and Water Ministry. The ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, launched in 2014 on Gandhi Jayanti, aims to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of smaller towns, cities and rural areas.
Further, University Grants Commission (UGC) secretary Rajnish Jain had written to the vice-chancellors and heads of over 800 universities and about 38,000 colleges, suggesting that students pursuing courses in higher education institutions should be given two credit points for undergoing 15-days (100 hours) summer internship under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan activities.
(With inputs from official sources)