Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched by PM Modi's government in 2014. (File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today announced the launch of the government's special summer internship linked to the Swachh Bharat
campaign. Speaking on his monthly radio address, "Mann Ki Baat"
, PM Modi urged students to spend their summer vacation doing the internship jointly designed by the education, sports and water ministries.
"I urge the college students, NCC and NSS youth, students of Nehru Yuva Kendra to come forward and contribute towards the welfare of society," PM Modi said.The education ministry recently invited eligible students
to apply for "Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2018". "The best of the best interns, who have done exceptional work at college and university levels, will be given prizes at the national-level," PM Modi said. He said the internship would be a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi ahead of his 150th birth anniversary on October 2. The
As part of the internship, students will adopt one or more villages and conduct activities of their choice to contribute to the cause of rural sanitation in India. The internship will be of at least 100 hours between May 1 and July 31. The student's college or university will be responsible for organising the logistics for the activities. The interns will get incentives including credit points by the University Grants Commission (UGC).
At the end of the programme, best interns would be identified at college, university, state and national levels and will be awarded.