Vrindavan, 2017.09.16 (Hindustan, DJ): Former IPS Shailjakant Mishra, Vice President of the Braj Tirtha Vikas Parishad said that the Braj Vrindavan cleanliness campaign has been set into motion, but has not yet yielded the desired results.
In an inspirational talk at the Parameshwari Devi Dhanuka Vidyalaya of Goshala Nagar, Mr. Mishra told the students that they should meditate on the immortal revolutionaries who sacrificed their lives to give India its independence and by so doing become themselves capable of greater sacrifice in the interests of their countrymen.
While addressing the students at , Mishra said that there is an urgent need to give the nation’s youth the best education, because those who are not removing the thorns from the path, are the ones who end up spreading them.
In an interview with the Hindustan newspaper, he spoke of his role in the Braj Tirtha Vikas Parishad, in particular the cleanliness campaign on the Parikrama Marg that has been going on under his leadership over the past few days.
He said, “Success in this campaign is possible only through public cooperation. I did not take up this service work on cleanliness in Vrindavan with a view to success or failure. My true endeavor is that Vrindavan should become a role model for cleanliness, not just for the country but for the entire world.”
On the question of public cooperation, he said that he does not want to cause bad feeling by criticizing anyone. “But I appeal to the saints, religious leaders and the people of Vrindavan to come forward and help in this service to the Holy Dham.”
He expressed disappointment that though there is currently a “cleanliness fortnight” underway on the Parikrama Marg, which has been running in the last five days, townspeople have not come forward to help. Neither has any NGO claiming to do cleaning service in the city come forth to give support.
“Moreover, it is a matter of fact that the city’s political organizations and its hundreds of social organizations have also kept their distance from this campaign. So far, students from only two educational institutions, members of one non-governmental organization and a single sant have participated.
“If this is the case, how can such a Vrindavan become a role model for cleanliness in the country?”