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Rashtriya Swachhata Kendra,
Department of Drinking water &
Sanitation, Ministry of Jal Shakti

Swachh BharatSwachh Bharat

Hall 1: Swachhata and the Indian Nation

In Hall 1, you will experience a unique 360° audio visual immersive show, which will tell you the story of Swachhata and India. From 1947 when India gained independence from British rule, to the 1980s when the first sanitation programmes were launched by the government, to 2014 when the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched, to, finally, the five years following the launch when the country saw an unprecedented people’s movement for sanitation - this show will take you through the this journey of the largest behaviour change campaign in the history of the world.

Hall 1: Swachhata and the Indian Nation

In Hall 1, you will experience a unique 360° audio visual immersive show, which will tell you the story of Swachhata and India. From 1947 when India gained independence from British rule, to the 1980s when the first sanitation programmes were launched by the government, to 2014 when the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched, to, finally, the five years following the launch when the country saw an unprecedented people’s movement for sanitation - this show will take you through the this journey of the largest behaviour change campaign in the history of the world.

Hall 1: Swachhata and the Indian Nation

In Hall 1, you will experience a unique 360° audio visual immersive show, which will tell you the story of Swachhata and India. From 1947 when India gained independence from British rule, to the 1980s when the first sanitation programmes were launched by the government, to 2014 when the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched, to, finally, the five years following the launch when the country saw an unprecedented people’s movement for sanitation - this show will take you through the this journey of the largest behaviour change campaign in the history of the world.

Hall 1: Swachhata and the Indian Nation

In Hall 1, you will experience a unique 360° audio visual immersive show, which will tell you the story of Swachhata and India. From 1947 when India gained independence from British rule, to the 1980s when the first sanitation programmes were launched by the government, to 2014 when the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched, to, finally, the five years following the launch when the country saw an unprecedented people’s movement for sanitation - this show will take you through the this journey of the largest behaviour change campaign in the history of the world.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Hall 2: Swachh Bharat : A Success Story

Hall 2 will provide you with a series of experiences detailing the Swachh Bharat movement for an Open Defecation Free (ODF) India, and its transformation from a central call-to-action to a jan andolan, a people’s revolution. In making Bapu’s vision of a Swachh Bharat possible, the nation witnessed a transformative period in the years between 2014 and 2019, and this venue outlines the stories of this period and the work done to achieve an ODF India.

Outdoor Exhibits:

Open-air displays of different core elements of the Swachh Bharat Mission installed in the adjacent garden of the RSK.

1. Mahatma Gandhi - Satyagraha se Swachhagraha

This exhibit, representing Mahatma Gandhi leading people to the Swachhata pledge, pays homage to the inspiration behind the jan andolan manifest in the SBM. Gandhiji’s leadership of a people-led movement and his belief in the fundamental significance of sanitation for all is reflected here.

1. Mahatma Gandhi - Satyagraha se Swachhagraha

This exhibit, representing Mahatma Gandhi leading people to the Swachhata pledge, pays homage to the inspiration behind the jan andolan manifest in the SBM. Gandhiji’s leadership of a people-led movement and his belief in the fundamental significance of sanitation for all is reflected here.

1. Mahatma Gandhi - Satyagraha se Swachhagraha

This exhibit, representing Mahatma Gandhi leading people to the Swachhata pledge, pays homage to the inspiration behind the jan andolan manifest in the SBM. Gandhiji’s leadership of a people-led movement and his belief in the fundamental significance of sanitation for all is reflected here.

1. Mahatma Gandhi - Satyagraha se Swachhagraha

This exhibit, representing Mahatma Gandhi leading people to the Swachhata pledge, pays homage to the inspiration behind the jan andolan manifest in the SBM. Gandhiji’s leadership of a people-led movement and his belief in the fundamental significance of sanitation for all is reflected here.

2. Rani Mistris in Action - construction of twin pits

The women who rose to the challenge and trained as masons to build toilets in every rural home, the Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand, are an iconic Swachh Bharat success story. This exhibit displays them at work, breaking through the male bastion of masonry, to not only support their families, but also make a lasting contribution to the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

2. Rani Mistris in Action - construction of twin pits

The women who rose to the challenge and trained as masons to build toilets in every rural home, the Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand, are an iconic Swachh Bharat success story. This exhibit displays them at work, breaking through the male bastion of masonry, to not only support their families, but also make a lasting contribution to the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

2. Rani Mistris in Action - construction of twin pits

The women who rose to the challenge and trained as masons to build toilets in every rural home, the Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand, are an iconic Swachh Bharat success story. This exhibit displays them at work, breaking through the male bastion of masonry, to not only support their families, but also make a lasting contribution to the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

2. Rani Mistris in Action - construction of twin pits

The women who rose to the challenge and trained as masons to build toilets in every rural home, the Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand, are an iconic Swachh Bharat success story. This exhibit displays them at work, breaking through the male bastion of masonry, to not only support their families, but also make a lasting contribution to the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

2. Rani Mistris in Action - construction of twin pits

The women who rose to the challenge and trained as masons to build toilets in every rural home, the Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand, are an iconic Swachh Bharat success story. This exhibit displays them at work, breaking through the male bastion of masonry, to not only support their families, but also make a lasting contribution to the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

2. Rani Mistris in Action - construction of twin pits

The women who rose to the challenge and trained as masons to build toilets in every rural home, the Rani Mistris of rural Jharkhand, are an iconic Swachh Bharat success story. This exhibit displays them at work, breaking through the male bastion of masonry, to not only support their families, but also make a lasting contribution to the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission.

3. Vaanar Sena

This exhibit represents the children who became voluntary Swachhagrahis (sanitation warriors) for the SBM, because of their belief in the need for progress, health and dignity in their villages. Banding together and forming groups like the Vaanar Sena [Ramayana’s legendary monkey warriors], these children ensured that people stopped following the primitive practice of Open Defecation and began using toilets at home. To achieve this, they employed a number of mischievous games, like hanging from trees around defecation spots, whistling at people going out with a lota, and stealing the lotas themselves!

3. Vaanar Sena

This exhibit represents the children who became voluntary Swachhagrahis (sanitation warriors) for the SBM, because of their belief in the need for progress, health and dignity in their villages. Banding together and forming groups like the Vaanar Sena [Ramayana’s legendary monkey warriors], these children ensured that people stopped following the primitive practice of Open Defecation and began using toilets at home. To achieve this, they employed a number of mischievous games, like hanging from trees around defecation spots, whistling at people going out with a lota, and stealing the lotas themselves!