India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to hygiene and sanitization.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Gandagi Mukt Bharat’, a special weeklong campaign for cleanliness in the run up to Independence Day.

He also highlighted the significance of cleanliness in individual Indians’ daily life, stating maintaining personal hygiene and social distancing are essential, especially during “our fight against the coronavirus.”

He said all this while inaugurating Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra-an interactive experience centre, established at New Delhi-based Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti on August 8.

The Prime said ‘Swachh Bharat Mission' has been able to make a positive impact due to the active support and participation of youth.

Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra has a balanced mix of digital and outdoor installations tracking India’s transformation from having over 50 crore people defecating in the open in 2014 to becoming open defecation free in 2019.

The Prime Minister took a tour of the three distinct sections of the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra. He first experienced a unique 360° audio visual immersive show in Hall 1 which provides an overview of the Swachh Bharat journey.

He then moved to Hall 2 which contains a series of interactive LED panels, hologram boxes, interactive games and much more on the SBM.

The Prime Minister also saw the installations in the lawn adjacent to RSK which showcase three exhibits which are synonymous with the SBM - Mahatma Gandhi leading people to the Swachhata pledge, Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand and children swachhagrahis who call themselves Vaanar Sena.

The Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra will be open to the public from today, in accordance with the prescribed guidelines for social distancing and hygiene.

As the number of people who may visit the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra at a given point in time will have to be limited, no tours will be organized for students in the short term.

However, virtual tours of the Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra will also be organized till such time as physical tours are possible. The first such virtual tour will be organized on August 13 with Minister for Jal Shakti, Gajendra Singh Shekhawat.