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Year of Zayed 100 – Year of Gandhi 150

His Excellency Shri. VIPUL, Consular General, Dubai,  officially handed over the Indian Flag for the Clean India Trail journey that begins in UAE for INDIA. This humble journey has begun aptly on the Humanitarian Action Day of Sheikh Zayed - the founding Father of UAE, on the 4th JUNE, 2018. "I take my first tiny step of The Clean India Trail - a journey from UAE in the #YearOfZayed to India in the year of #Gandhi150, while celebrating TATA150 delightfully with TATA Motors - HEXA drive", said Mrs. Sangeetha Sridhar.

PROJECT LAUNCH

​CLEAN INDIA TRAIL was officially launched by H. E. Navdeep Suri, Ambassador of India to UAE. He highlighted the trail being a trail-blazer for new India, by way of useful contribution of quality data on highway sanitation to Swachh Bharat and Tourism India. “I am sure that this journey will inspire many others to follow in your […]

Mission

A Public-Private- Citizen-led Awareness initiative – the Clean India Trail, aims to create wider awareness of the SWACHH BHARAT MISSION by experiencing the state of sanitation infrastructure and facilities along the BHARAT MALA route, driving in a MADE IN INDIA vehicle, while demonstrating the reality of Gandhi’s clean and safe India.

It is to trail blaze Nari-Shakti coming forward to support Swachh Bharat Mission by undertaking periodic-trails through their village / town / taluk / city / state, to ensure that sanitation facilities in that route are adequate for their journey – this ensures a sustainable Clean India. The trail is being undertaken through the state and national highways of India, reaching the North-South-East-West corners of Incredible India, including heritage sites, UNESCO sites, Gandhi trails and largest solar-power plants.

Highlights

The Father of our nation – Gandhi’s dreams of a clean and safe India for a woman’s journey, and it now is a reality check by this trail which runs through the length and breadth of India.

  • Largest Pan-India trail – covering heritage, culture, nature and Gandhi circuits
  • Routing through over 150 cities of India
  • Marking the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Covering 29 states and over 29,000 kms
  • A Bharat Pradhakshan by an NRIsolo-woman
  • Use of Made-In-India Vehicle which is also her home on wheels
  • 5 months life-on-wheels, demonstrating endurance and self-reliance in minimalism

Phase 1

Solo Drive (Endurance of a single women on a nation-wide drive on the Bharath mala national roadways infrastructure corridor route)

Phase 2

Clean India Audit trails as a Citizen Initiative (Encourage women of India to undertake their own journey of trails within their state / city / Village / corporation / Taluk and follow-up on the sanitation facilities)

Phase 3

Periodically undertake New India Trails in focused aread and showcase successful champions of innovation under the CleanIndia and MakeInIndia initiatives and ensuring their profitability and expansion through networked communities

About the LEAD

Clean India Trail is conceived and executed by Mrs.Sangeetha Sridhar, a 50yrs old happily married and mother to a 25 yrs. old son. An eGovernment Consultant by profession and a wanderlust by hobby, she has lived a camp-and-drive lifestyle abroad for two decades.She has served as an E-Government Strategic Consultant for Electronic service and is also a Digital Literacy Award winning Academic scoring over 25 years of professional career. Her career highlights in technology include, national portal information architecture, e-Service standardisation, Smart branding of Nation on Social Media, and responsible tourism drives. Her ‘Digital Oman’ column was published by the national newspaper for over 8 years and she edited the 1st ICT magazine of Oman. Her research work has been published in International journals including the American Business Journal.

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Experience
  • Experience of having worked on NatGeo Project – Jewel of Muscat
  • Twestival – a global online community MeetUp in the real world
  • Lead rescue & relief operations during cyclone, for the Indian Embassy – Oman
  • Trained para-trooper, mountaineer and glider pilot
  • Consultant for eGovernment Brand of Omanand E-Government Awards of Oman
  • Experienced in nation-wide drives across Oman, UAE, Qatar, Jordan, Turkey, US, Scotland and India including the Nilgiris
  • Active technology and Geo-travel blogger and Social Media Top 30 NRI Influencer

As a strong believer of equal access to all for sanitation facilities and walk-the-talk of a minimalistic lifestyle through anti-consumerism, Sangeetha believes in act-for-change instead of preaching and procrastination. She readily lends her skills and efforts to social causes and to associations working for the community. She has remained a vegetarian all her life and practices Yoga. Having travelled wide, she now embraces minimalism which has made her road trips lighter and more purposeful in networking with local community and appreciative of their indigenous lifestyles.

A wanderlust who likes to network with native people during her uncharted journeys has helped her to implore internally while exploring the richness of nature and humanity at a global level to lead a harmonious life of action and education via digital activism. She is readily communicative both online and offline as a public speaker at events.

Multi-faceted personality defines her, for she invests her energy and efforts in to all endeavours undertaken. She excels as a keynote speaker on disruptive technologies, innovation and green computing. She has won awards in Logo designs and loves to make hand-made jewellery. She has won Chef Extraordinary title for innovation and use of traditional ingredients and methods. Her photographs have won awards and have been featured in the covers of leading dailies and magazines. As an avid geology enthusiast, she collects rocks and semi-precious stones right from their origin merely for the purpose of study.

Pillars

BHARAT MALA is the Government of India’s road and highways project for 83,677 km (51,994 miles) committed new highways in the Urban and Rural areas and it is to connect 550 district headquarters with minimum 4-lane highway by raising the number of high-way corridors to 50 and help to move 80% freight traffic to national highways by connecting 24 logistics parks, 66 8,000 km (5,000 miles) inter-corridors, 116 7,500 km (4,700 miles) feeder routes and 6 7 north east multimodal waterway ports.

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MAKE IN INDIA is a focused plan to transform India into a global design and manufacturing hub as part of a wider set of nation-building initiatives, launched in September 2014 () The pride of excellence in Made-In-India manifests in the partners of the trail for Automobile, Technology, Navigation, Aviation, Digital Payments, Telecommunications, Engineering,Civil, Fossil Fuels and Green-Energy amongst being some of them.  

#MakeInIndia #NewIndia #IndiaMeansBusiness

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) (Clean India Mission) is a campaign the Government of India, to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, smaller towns, and rural areas. The objectives of SBM include eliminating open defecation through the construction of household-owned and community-owned toilets and establishing an accountable mechanism of monitoring toilet use. SBM aims to achieve an Open-Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2 October 2019, the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing 90 million toilets in rural India at a projected cost of ₹1.96 lakh crore (US$30 billion). The mission will also contribute to India reaching UN-SDG 6.  

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NARI-SHAKTI- On women-led development: “In our country, respect for women, their status in society and their contribution has proved to be awe inspiring to the entire world, since ancient times. There has been a long tradition of Vidushis… women exponents or women champions. Many Vidushis of India have contributed in composing the verses of the Vedas. Lopamudra, Gargi, Maitreyee…it’s a long list of names. Today, we talk about ‘BetiBachao, BetiPadhao’, ‘save the girl child, educate her”. – Shri. NarendraModi, Prime Minister of India, Mann Ki Baat, January 2018

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SANITATION FOR ALL, UN-SDG6:  Sustainable Development Goal No: 6 is to create a sustainable world by ensuring access to clean water and sanitation for all as inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world.

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Patrons

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Shri. Navdeep Singh Suri

Indian Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
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Shri. Alphons Kannanthanam

Honorable Ministry of Tourism (Independent Charge)

Nari Shakti India

 

BIHAR

Ms. Kabita Bhattarai

She dedicated her life to treating and rehabilitating leprosy patients, through her NGO Little Flower located in Raxaul in Sunderpur, Bihar, which takes care of 5000 leprosy-affected families living in 21 colonies.

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HYDERABAD

Ms. Sunitha Krishnan

Sunitha Krishnan, co-founder of Prajwala, an institution that assists trafficked women and girls in finding shelter, breaking free from social recluse after an unfortunate rape incident. The organization also helps pay for the education of five thousand children infected with HIV/AIDS in Hyderabad. She began to work in this field as she was a rape survivor herself.

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MUMBAI

PritiPatkar

PritiPatkar, takes care of the children of sex workers, provides a night shelter for them and takes care of their meals, and provides medical care too.

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Dr. Laxmi Gautam

She supports widowsVrindavan with both financial and emotional support. She has helped bury bodies of 100s of widows who no one wants to claim.

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Mrs. Lakshmi

The acid attack survivor, Laxmi now fights for the justice to many other acid victims like her. Through her social media campaign against the acid attacks, she was successful in banning the sale of acids, the Supreme Court.

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BENGALURU

Ms. K. S. Sarojamma

Over 3000 children have been rescued from child labour and she now runs a home for girls rescued from child labour called 'Chiguru Balvikas Sanstha'.

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TAMILNADU

Ms. Sahodari

India's 1st transgender Entrepreneur and works to empower under privileged gender non-conforming people through education. A writer, dancer and social activist.

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ODISHA

Ms. Aishwarya Pradhan IAS

India's 1st transgender Civil Servant.

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Ms. Mittal Patel

Trailblazer with the mission to give social identity, citizen’s rights, education, health facilities, housing and livelihood options to the various communities of Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes (NT-DNTs)

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GUJARAT

Ms. Latifa Giteli

A driving force behind communal harmony.

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IDISHA – Keonjhar

Padmashree Tulsi Munda

Mission to spread literacy among the underprivileged Tribal communities.

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BANGALORE - KARNATAKA

Ms. Indu Malhotra

Indu Malhotra - 1st Women Lawyer to become Supreme Court Judge.

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ERNAKULAM - KERALA

Mrs. P. G. Sudha

P. G. SUDHA - Forest Officer who built 497 toilets in Tribal areas.

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Ms. Bhabhani Munda

Breaking all social she formed West Bengal’s first women's soccer team - Dooars XI. Munda insists that her teammates study — she herself is doing a correspondence course in English.

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SURAT - MAHARASHTRA

Ms. Meena Mehta

Meena Mehta, distributes free kits to girls in Surat. since 2012, inspired to do so after watching four girls picking used sanitary pads from the garbage bin, for re-use.

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HYDERABAD - TELANGANA

Mrs. Aruna Kappagantula

Bamboo houses designed and built for promoting an environmentally Aware Living.

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RAJASTHAN

Ms. Bhanwari Devi

She is a social worker, who has braved social rejection after a gang-rape incident and took up a women's movement in Rajasthan for development of land, water and health. Her fight for justice has encouraged more rape victims to prosecute their rapists.

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TAMIL NADU

Padmashree Nanammal

Our YOGA Grandma, India’s oldest Yoga teacher, teaches yoga to thousands of people and spreading the ancient traditional practice across Tamil Nadu.

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HIMACHAL PRADESH

Ms. Aanchal Thakur

Aanchal Thakur, a 21-years young champion from Manali, has become the first Indian to win a medal for her country in this exquisite sport of skiing. She bagged a bronze medal at the Alpine Ejder 3200 Cup, organized by the International Ski Federation in Turkey.

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CLEANINDIATRAILHONOURS

NARI SHAKTI lauded by PM Narendra Modi in his 1st Mann-Ki-Baat Radio Talk of 2018

Clean India trail honours 29 CITY CHAMPION NARI SHAKTI - women who play a pioneering role and establish milestones for New India. We begin with a highlight on their role and contributions to New India. We salute their will, valour and dedication to society.

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Partners

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Incredible India  Ministry of Tourism - India

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TATA MOTORS Automotive Partner

Celebrating TATA150
 

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MapMyIndia 

Navigation Partner

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IATO  Emergency Support Partner

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IRONMAN 4X4 INDIA Off-road Gear Partner

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Credits

 

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Mr. Rajiv Shah CEO, CapitaWorld

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Mr. ZAC MARATT Offroad Consultant

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Mr. NEERAJ BHARGAVA Principal, Indian School - AbuDhabi

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India Social and Cultural Center – Abudhabi Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2017

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Mr. N. S. MADHAVAN Travel Route Mentor

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Mr. ASHWANI KUMAR Journalist

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Ms. ASHA Radio Suno 91.7 FM - Qatar

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MR. MEETH TARIANG NorthEast Guide

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MR. PRASANTO ROY Mentor, NASSCOM INDIA

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MR. SYAMANT SANDHIR Mentor

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HE. VIPUL Consular General – Dubai, UAE

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MR. PRADEEP KUMAR Media Consultant, UAE

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MR. TUSHAR GHANDHI Great Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi

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MR. R. BALAKRISHNAN Mentor, Chennai

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MRS. NEELAVANAM Garden Art Artist

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MR. K. SRINIVASAMURTHY MENTOR, Chennai

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MR. BENOI PAUL Graphic design and Publishing

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SHEREFF AND BINU GEORGE Web Design

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MR. SUNIL SINHA TATA and Sons, UAE

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MR. MANAS RANJAN PATTANAIK Incredible India

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MR. RANJAN DUTTA Air India, Abudhabi

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SHRI. DINESH KUMAR First Secretary - Indian Embassy – UAE

Guest Book

If “My Clean India” is your dream too, then you are already a team mate for this trail.

Give us your good wishes here.

"We are proud to be associated with the incredible journey you are going to undertake. It is both daring and noble. We wish you all the best and may you inspire millions of young Indians with your spirit of Adventure."

Mr. Sunil SinhaResident Director, TATA Sons - MENA

"Great Initiative! It requires great courage and grit to think, implement and to take the step. The campaign along with it involving school children - it will be an inspiring endeavour. All the best."

Mr. Neeraj BhargavaPrincipal, Indian School AbuDhabi

"All the very best for your journey. May your dream come true successfully."

Mrs. Pooja Oka

"All the best for your safe journey Sangeetha. We are proud of you."

Mrs. Jyoti ManeMMAD Committee

"All the best Sangeetha for achieving your dreams for this nation and yourself"

Ms. Sarala WaykarMMAD Committee

"A great initiative to showcase our beautiful country - India and to elaborate on the Clean India movement. I wish Mrs. Sangeetha Sridhar, the very best on her solo-journey through 29 states and may her campaign be successful and inspire other to follow. "

Mr. R. C. SuriyaTAMIL 89.4 FM

"The best gift you could ever give to your country is time and with a message and this is what Sangeetha, You are doing: a message to keep our Incredible India, clean. Alll the best in your mission."

Mrs. Sunita Jagannath

''Fantastic. What an achievement! Wish you and Mr. Sridhar all the very best.''

Mr. SrinivasanTebodin

''Clean India is everyone's dream and is mine. You have come up with a wonderful challenge and a novel idea. Hope you will have absolutely no difficulty during your journey. We all wish you the best. I am also ready to to provide any help I can through the Maharashtra group of UAE"

Mr. Narendra Kulkarni

This journey is definitely going to be one of the most successful stories to narrate in the future of India. It is a great initiative taken by Ms. Sangeetha with a lot of will-power to travel solo and that too for a great cause of Clean India. We will always look out to support her in any ups and downs. Wish you all the very best and a great success with mission you have undertaken.''

Ms. YamunaBest wishes from Yamuna

"I wish you all the best for your programme shall give millions of ladies across India, confidence, motivation, courage and will set an example that ladies can also do wonders. I wish you a pleasant and safe journey as well''

Mr. C. G. VijayanDGM, GALFAR

"Very happy to know that you have taken the step to promote the message Clean India and highlight that, women are indeed safe in India. You did not sit on the side-lines of women-safety, like most of us and keep just observing and commenting, is itself noteworthy. You had the grit and courage to prove the points close to your heart. This is a challenging task that you have undertaken. However little I know of Sangeetha, every challenge will be overcome by her zeal and passion. My best wishes to you for this trip and always, cheers."

Mr. PradeepMedia Professional

"Serve, love and learn. Find the truth of life. Your real self is divine."

Ms. SunandaTheology Scholar

"I am delighted having been introduced to Ms. Sangeetha Sridhar by ADG Tourism –Government of India. I am impressed about her pan-India journey mission. PILTOF would like to welcome in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which is abundant with tourism activities. We are pleased to inform you that during the recent National Crime Records Bureau survey, Kashmir is the safest place for a women traveller. Please visit any part of the valley and Ladakh on your own and wishing a grand success."

Mr. Nasir ShahChairman J&K Pilgrim and Leisure Tour Operators’ Forum

"Sangeethaji, wishing you all the best for your solo-drive, across the whole of India. Have a great success and happy journey."

Mr. Pronab SarkarIndian Association of Tour Operators (IATO)

"It gives me a great pleasure to know that you are going to set an example for all ladies and gentlemen not in India but in throughout the world. Nobody knows that how many Problems full of challenges and difficulties you are going to face and as a brave enough lady, you are ready to face with full of confidence and smile. I wish you good luck and very best for this Challenging Task which you have decided to do. May God be there with you all the way throughout the tour."

Mr. P. L. AzadIncredible Himalayas

"‘I wish you all the best for your planned journey covering more than 200 cities across India. This ‘Clean India Trail’, will send a great message for Swachh Bharat among the targeted segment of school children. The consulate will be happy to support you in any manner it can."

HE VipulConsul General of India, Dubai