When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was elected to power, Swachh Bharat Mission was one of the first initiatives launched with an aim to keep India clean. A few cities in India have even seen the change, and the awareness among the citizens regarding cleanliness has increased.
Hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, 33-year-old doctor Megha Mahajan has become a firm believer of this initiative and has decided to donate Rs 45 lakh for the cause. She had received this amount as an alimony from her husband post-divorce.
Megha told DNA India,
I am a big fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he is doing such a wonderful job for India. I thought I would donate the money for a Swachh Bharat as there isn't a better cause than this.
She works as a dental surgeon at the IGGDC hospital in Jammu. While speaking with The Week about her early life, she said,
I studied in DPS Jammu and then did my BDS from Himachal. I then decided to work as a volunteer in Haridwar.
Megha believes that Swachh Bharat Mission is an essential step in the positive direction, and has decided to write to the government regarding the project on water and clean air as well.
Megha’s mother is extremely proud of her, and says that she is an inspiration for all to not give up in life during difficult times.
Megha wants to presently contribute to the society, and made this contribution of Rs 45 lakh last year, in November, using online banking. She has also received a receipt for the same from the Finance Ministry.
Megha said that our country is prone to many diseases like malaria and swine flu because of the lack of cleanliness. Many lose their lives because of this, and she wants to do whatever she can to make a difference.
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