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Kids turn Yoga Day into Clean India day

Dehradun, June 21: They may not be yoga experts but a group of children who attended the International Yoga Day here on Thursday, on their own, cleaned up the sprawling ground where the event took place after it resembled a dustbin, with water bottles strewn everywhere. When people rushed home leaving behind used water bottles, the four children decided to spruce up the Forest Research Institute (FRI) ground.

They were not bothered if anyone, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, had taken notice of their self-assigned task. “Uncle, it was looking dirty. I thought it will be best to clean up this field until my mother comes and take me home,” said Yashvi Gupta, a Class 5 student of Dehradun’s Times World School when asked why was she doing it. Sweating profusely due to the searing heat, Shubhika Jain, a Class 7 student, added: “No matter if the ground is not my home, it’s Dehradun’s beautiful location which should not be dirty.”
“This city is my birthplace. It’s not less than my home. There should be no shame in cleaning. This feeling should also come in the minds of those who dirty a place,” she added.(IANS)