Delhi Boy Who Wiped Metro Floor With His Handkerchief Is The Real Hero Of Swachh Bharat

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has definitely made a lot of citizens aware of the fact that cleanliness and hygiene are two very important factors responsible for a nation’s healthy and smooth development. But, what some people fail to realise is that Swachh Bharat is not just a movement which requires you to sweep streets during a rally. It’s a personal responsibility every citizen has to take. A responsibility to keep their country clean. A responsibility to clear their own mess.

Recently, one such exemplary incident in Delhi garnered a lot of attention on social media.

Shubham Verma, a passenger in Delhi Metro, was traveling when a young boy next to him accidentally spilled his tiffin on the metro floor while he was trying to take out the water bottle from his bag. The boy’s name was Pranjal Dubey.

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The first thing that Shubham thought was that this is how the Metro’s floor is going to stay all day now. But to his surprise, the young boy tore out a page from one of his notebooks and picked up all the food from the floor. He then took his handkerchief and wiped the floor clean.

Shubham was amazed by this action. He felt immensely proud to see a youth take responsibility to keep a public property clean.


After feeling extremely overwhelmed, Shubham Verma said,

“It was time for me to get down, but I thanked him for all his efforts and thought that the nation doesn’t need to spend crores on seminars for Swachh Bharat, but youngsters, who pledge to keep their country green and clean, just like Dubey.”


Here’s the Facebook post that Shubham shared on Facebook.

We not only congratulate Pranjal for being a responsible citizen but also Shubham, to have noticed this noble action and share it with a lot of people to learn and get inspired from. With people like them, our country definitely has a very bright future ahead.

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