PM calls upon people to resolve to make country free of single-use plastic
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, there are also some people who continuously keep on doing something new and keep on fulfilling new resolutions. He mentioned Pradeep Sangwan of Gurugram who is running a campaign Healing Himalayas since 2016. The Prime Minister said, Mr Sangwan goes to different areas in the Himalayas with his team and volunteers where they clean plastic waste dumped there by tourists. So far, he has cleaned tons of plastic from various tourist locations in the Himalayas.
He also spoke about a young couple from Karnataka, Anudeep and Minusha who got married last month in November. Mr Modi said, the couple decided to clean up the garbage that people have left behind at the Someshwar beach. It was the first resolve that both husband and wife took after marriage. Together they cleaned up a lot of garbage from the beach. Later a number of young people joined them and cleaned more than 800 kg of waste from Someshwar beach. Mr Modi said, we should take a resolve that we will not leave garbage at all. He said, after all, this is also the first resolution of the Swachh Bharat Mission. He said, making the country free from single use plastic is one of the resolutions of 2021.
The Prime Minister paid tributes to sahibzaade Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh, the sons of Guru Gobind Singh who were buried alive on this day. He said in order to protect our millennia old culture, civilization and traditions from the cruel misdemeanors of tyrants and tormentors many supreme sacrifices were made. The tyrants wanted the sahibzade to renounce their faith and abandon the teachings of the great Guru tradition, but the sahibzade showed amazing courage and determination even at that tender age. He said, Guru Gobind Singh ji’s mother Mata Gujari had attained martyrdom on this day.
The Prime Minister said, about a week ago, it was the Martyrdom Day of Guru Tegh Bahadur ji and he was blessed with the opportunity to visit Gurudwara Rakabganj to offer floral tributes and pay obeisance to Guru Tegh Bahadur ji. He said, the martyrdom served as a new beacon of learning for the entire humanity and for the country. Mr Modi said, everyone is indebted to this martyrdom. Bowing to the martyrdom of Guru Tegh Bahadur, Mata Gujari, Guru Gobind Singh and the four Sahibzade, he said several such sacrifices have preserved the present fabric of India, keeping it intact.
The Prime Minister extended his best wishes to people of the country for the New Year.