Posts Tagged ‘India kuch kar’

#IndiaPositive

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

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What’s a typical routine on #RepublicDay ? Wake up . Watch the #RepublicDay
Parade on TV , buy a flag,  go for flag hoisting in the building or work place , sing 
the Anthem, hear patriotic songs everywhere , feel super patriotic .By evening
it is back to life as usual.How about we change that this year ? 
 
For most of us we are seeing a new sense of pride in India . Across India
and in Indians across the globe. Visionary leadership at the helm is changing
India’s destiny and culture .
 
There are some like Prime Minister Modi who have dedicated their life to
India. There are amazing folks across India who made a huge contribution
to India – dedicated teachers , activists , doctors , philanthropists ,social
entrepreneurs and many more . Every action counts.Gratitude to each of
the unsung heroes for their selfless contribution .
 
There are millions of us who can participate tangibly . What held us back ?
 
- busy in earning a living ?
- feel that it is the job of the govt to build the country ?
- would like to do something..but not sure how ?
- never thought about it ?
 
This #RepublicDay  let’s pledge to consciously and actively work towards
building a nation that is truly ‘Sare Jahan Se Accha’.
 
Every week do ONE #IndiaPositive act for India and your fellow citizens. 
 
- A taxi or auto driver can give a free lift to an aged underprivileged person
- a college  student can help a local Ngo
- a working professional could help a student , a bank official  official can make
   people aware about insurance and inspire them to go for it
- a housewife decides to make her home plastic bag free
- appreciate and support the social workers in your area
- pledge to stop littering
- support education for a child
- join the green initiative in your neighborhood
- start a laughter club
- use your writing skills to help a cause
- plant saplings , start a herb garden
- ensure food is never wasted – donate
- car pool
- visit elderly people in your neighborhood and spend time with them
- retired folks can volunteer at a local school
- do your bit to ensure India is a safer place for women and children
- the MasterChefs among us can share healthy cooking ideas to help those around us live healthier lives
- People can use their core skills to make a difference. e.g a doctor treats at least 1 patient a week free of cost ,
a nurse tends extra care to a patient who does not have a family.
Get creative about the ways in which you can help to create a better country with your #IndiaPositive
action.
This is not an elitist initiative only for folks with smart phones and social media profiles . Spread the
word. Involve everyone you know . Kindness has no socio-economic barrier . Think of this as a way
to crowd source ideas by Indians for Indians to make a better India.
 
When a person does something consciously and ongoingly for the country – they will become more
engaged & aware citizens. 
An engaged & aware citizen is less likely to litter India , to let women be brutalised , to watch anti national
elements try to fragment India. Our police and armed forces will have 1 billion new recruits. Today overseas
Indians know that if their message reaches Ms Sushma Swaraj they can expected to be helped . Imagine a
India where Indians in India know that  they can rely on their fellow citizens .
 
Share your ideas . This could be something you already do . It could be something you now commit to doing.
The key is ACTION . We don’t want words that don’t translate into action.
Keep it simple e.g I pledge to never ever litter #IndiaPositive 
 
One #IndiaPositive action a week
One Billion Indians. 52 billion potential #IndiaPositive actions . One Awesome Nation 
 
Each One of can make a difference . Together we make an India that is ‘Sare Jahan se Accha’ .
 
#IndiaPositive #RepublicDay #CleanPlanet 
On 31st Jan 2017 we will gift 50 awesome Indians for their contributions . The real gift , however , will be
a committed you creating a better India one #IndiaPositive action at a time.
Jai Hind .

Swachh Ability Run

Friday, November 4th, 2016

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A meeting with Major D P Singh in Delhi earlier this year sparked off a discussion on a event to culminate on 3 Dec 2016 which is ‘World Disabilities Day‘ . The idea was to combine focus on needs of differently abled people and SwachhBharat - a cause very dear to us.

We’re happy to partner with Swachh Ability Run – a first of it’s kind marathon and cleanathon that focuses on Differently Abled Persons and Swachhta .

It’s been our pleasure to have designed the logo for SwachhAbility Run.

Not only is the event the ‘first of it’s kind’ – even the collaborators are first of it’s kind : The Indian Army , J.K Cement , Delhi Dynamos – a football team , Clean Planet , Proton Sports , The Challenging Ones – NGO founded by Major D P Singh.

Join us at Chandigarh on 27th Nov 2016 all the way to Delhi on 3rd Dec 2016 to make an #Inclusive and #SwachhBharat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

India Kuch Kar – Put a Stop to the Drop

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

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Water is a precious natural resource . Essential in every aspect of our lives . Growing population , climate change are putting a big pressure on this life essential resource .

Across India – in homes , offices , public spaces – we have considerable opportunity to save water by being vigilant and pro-active . Conscious effort to fix leaking taps will save liters of water that can help your neighborhood and city .

We cannot afford anymore to be indifferent to the water crisis in India and across the world . Individuals , businesses and governments will need to do everything they can to be water efficient .

In his #MannKiBaat yesterday Honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about the need to conserve water .

We invite our readers to save water in every way you can . And to spread the message . Pl feel free to share the above ‘India Kuch Kar‘ poster . You can download it from the post or from our twitter handle .

Thank you for choosing to make a positive difference.

 

Swachh Citizen

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
Swachh Citizen

Swachh Citizen

 

As Clean Planet we have been running a civic campaign ‘India Kuch Kar‘ for more than 2 years now . Where we create posters and share with passionate individuals to post them in offices , public spaces , residential building notice boards , on social media – all with the goal of inspiring our fellow citizens to contribute towards a Clean Country . Our campaign has been embraced by people from different parts of India – from Ladakh to Chennai .

The desire to create a Clean Planet has shaped our product design , packaging , promotions  - From Totes to Eco Veggie bags that reduce disposable , plastic waste we have been relentlessly innovating to make it easy for our customers to create a Clean & Sustainable India.

As one can imagine , we were delighted to see the Swachh Bharat initiative . For the first time cleanliness has been given the attention it deserves . It’s been amazing to see people from all walks of life take up a broom and be willing to clean a public space.

Our take on this is that the reason why so many people have had to take up a broom is because there is litter on the streets that should NOT have been there in the first place . Bharat cannot become Swachh until her citizens become Swachh Citizens.

A truly Swachh Bharat requires a change in the mindset . We have to be Swachh 24×7 . Else we will always need to take up a broom and clean some public space or the other . Let’s tackle the root cause of littering by pledging to NEVER Litter a Public Place – EVER .

This Republic Day let’s make India ‘Sare Jahan se Accha‘ by pledging to Go Swachh .

Become a SWACHH CITIZEN .

#SwachhCitizen #CleanPlanet #SwachhBharat

 

Independence Day

Thursday, August 15th, 2013
Happy Independence Day

Happy Independence Day

We’d like to reiterate our thoughts on the significance of Independence Day…

A salute to all those who participated in the movement to make India Independent. And to all those unsung heroes across the country who have since then contributed in myriad forms to making this a more equitable , fair , liveable , joyous , progressive nation than it would have otherwise been.

What is the significance of Independence Day in present day urban India ? For the generations that have been born and raised in an independent India ? Newspapers filled with pictures of celebrities wearing clothes that have shades of the tri-color , saying what it means to be Indian . Buying little flags at the traffic signals and putting them in one’s car or desk for a few days. Participating in flag hoisting ceremony in one’s residential building or company. A few moments of solemn silence as the anthem is played followed by snacks and catching up with neighbors . What is the connection that the rituals build with the idea of a nation ? of the idea of being Indian ? The risk is when the sentiment is limited to a few external gestures.

We can create new , meaningful rituals for Independence Day – as individuals and as groups :
- Recognize that our actions – personal and professional – shape India . If there is allegiance to the idea of a nation to which we pledge our devotion – let it reflect in consistent action.
- Make life choices – small and big – that are authentic and deeply meaningful rather than driven by external appearances / compulsions aka Inner Independence
- Give time , attention , money to those less fortunate
- Help educate a child
- Consciously choose not to litter any public space – e v e r.
- Plant trees
- Become an a c t i v e citizen
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- the list can be meaningfully expanded
Eventually we need to rise above the idea of nations and see the human species as one . Until that can happen we can attempt an expansive and inclusive definition of what it means to be Indian . And be cognizant of our responsibilities and rights the other 364 days of the year.

Pl choose to create a glorious India where Independence is a reality for all it’s citizens .

Happy Independence Day.

Pl choose to make a difference. 

Be the change..

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Let’s honor the memory of Gandhi by using his wisdom to create a better country and a better world .

Mumbai Kuch Kar

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

‘Mumbai kuch kar’ posters @ Ganpati Mandal – Borivali , Mumbai.

‘Mumbai kuch kar’ posters @ Ganpati Mandal – Goregoan , Mumbai.

 

The ‘India Kuch Kar’ campaign in Mumbai is being done in English and Marathi . Progressively we plan to include other languages. The response from individuals across India has been very encouraging. People have been sharing the campaign on their facebook walls , emailing , sharing the posters on their office / residential building notice boards . Several Ganesh Mandals in Mumbai co-operated to share the posters at their venues .

This is a collaborative campaign with the vision of a ‘Clean India’ . We’re building tools you can use to spread the message and create a Clean India .Feel free to download the ‘India Kuch Kar’ campaign posters for use in your part of India .

Write in to us : revolution@cleanplanet.in

Eco Ganesh Chaturthi

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Wishing you an eco-joyous Ganesh Chaturthi with an abundance of love , joy and blessings .

 

India Kuch Kar

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Littering is probably thought of as the unwritten Constitutional right in India. People from all strata of society – educated / uneducated – litter public spaces. The ridiculous expectation being that the civic authorities are to clean up the litter 24/7. No country can be clean if it’s citizens litter public spaces the way Indians do.

It’s a peculiar mind set where only one’s home is considered important . Residential building compounds also have litter thrown by residents from their kitchens , balconies. Public spaces beyond the building are fair game for disposing any kind of garbage . As a result – roads , footpaths , train tracks , stations , bus stands all are teeming with garbage. Even the countryside is not spared. Take a road trip through most parts of India – you’ll see the familiar sight of plastic bags , bottles , wrappers thoughtlessly tossed everywhere.

A Clean India is possible if WE – THE CITIZENS OF INDIA – choose to make it happen . Free of litter – India can be one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

As responsible citizens lets create a country we can be proud of . Stop littering , stop others from littering .

India kuch kar !