Swachh Bharat Summer Internship to boost tourism

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has called for Swachh Bharat enthusiasts to join the summer internship to boost tourism. Modi has asked youngsters to join the Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2018 launched by the central government. He also announced incentives, including credit point by UGC, for participants, saying it is an opportunity for those who want to make a change in the society. The Prime Minister has said this in his monthly Mann Ki Baat broadcast addressing the nation.

He said three ministries of his government have launched an internship programme and it is an opportunity for those who want to work for the society, contribute positively and bring about a change. “The best of the interns who have strived in schools and colleges with excellent work will be rewarded with recognition at the national level. Not just that, those interns who accomplish their tasks well will be awarded two credit points each by the UGC,” Modi said.

It will also boost the cleanliness campaign, a signature project of the current government, those who participate in it will feel “a sense of fulfilment” when the country celebrates the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, he said.

The PM has also asked people to think about ways to make the Yoga Day on June 21 memorable.

“Lord Buddha believed in peace, harmony and brotherhood and these values are needed the most in the world today,” Modi said. “India is developing infrastructure to boost Buddhism tourism and working to connect easily with the Buddhist countries of the south east Asia. Bhim Rao Ambedkar was also inspired by Buddha in his work for empowering the marginalised sections of society,” he said.