Citizen Picture by Samriddhi Sharma
While, urinating may be one of the best personal experiences in life, we as Indians need to correct some habits that are not entirely warranted. The problem at hand is an intrinsic one more than anything else. Obviously, a simple refutation of this issue would be the man in the picture cannot be taught how to do get rid of the desperate need to take a leak on the road. He has probably grown up without an education and/or a toilet in his house. The world, thus, is a toilet for him. But the problem actually does not lie there.
Children, for instance, are taught in schools to not urinate or defecate in the open for simple reasons of hygiene. That said, during family outings and long drives, the fathers of these children would take a leak out in the open due to lack of a toilet and thus are sown the first seeds of confusion. Convenience takes precedence and many of these children actually choose to follow into the parent’s footsteps. This is a small example, but defines clearly what is wrong with Indians. The parents do not imbibe the right qualities in their offspring and everyone magically expects Modi to clean India through his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
‘Ghar ki safai mein haath gande to karo’ (Dirty your hands cleaning your own house) and that is when you would realise how big of a problem our habits are which make India a dirty country. We can change it or obviously allow for the same routine to be followed.