Subject: Kids story about the importance of keeping our environment Clean
Written By: SHRADDHA SUNIL JOSE
OUR INDIA CLEAN INDIA
In a village there were three best friends - Mohan, Latif and Arjun. They studied in the same school. All the three were good in their studies. They all liked the school. It was the place where they all met. They never missed school. Their village was very beautiful. Many tourists visited this place. Once Arjun didn’t come to school for five days. Latif and Mohan were worried. They decided to visit Arjun. They were shocked to see the place where he lived. It was very filthy. There was stagnant water on the roads where they saw mosquitoes breeding. Waste was thrown all around. When they reached Arjuns house they saw that he was down with very high fever. His mother told them that he had malaria. She was crying badly. Arjun looked very pale and tired. He could hardly talk. Malaria is a disease that is spread by mosquitoes. It affects the liver and blood cells. His father told them that due to unhealthy living conditions very few tourists visited the place. The next day the boys told the class about Arjun. They decided to do something for their friend. So they decided to clean the place during the weekend. So the students gathered in the street and divided themselves into small groups and started cleaning the place. They swept the roads, collected the waste and threw it in the dustbin. They also cleared the dirty water. Thus the mosquitoes became less. They continued the cleaning process every week. This was an eye opener for the people staying around. They slowly started participating in the cleaning spree. All were happy and the place became clean and tidy. More people wanted to clean their streets also. Hence small groups were formed and more places were cleaned. Very few people fell sick. Tourists started visiting the village as before. The principal appreciated the children in the assembly. The district collector too appreciated the children for making the people aware. The cleaning effort of the people of the village was shown on the TV. Many states also adopted the cleaning movement. Slowly it became a national movement. Thus a small movement that started in a small village spread to the whole country. Finally even the President one day declared that Our India is a Clean India.
Moral: if we want our country to be a clean and healthy place to live we should first keep our house and surroundings clean.