Internet Desk: Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar became the latest celebrity to join the “Swachhata Hi Seva” drive. The master blaster on Tuesday took part in a cleanliness drive with his son Arjun in Mumbai. Also accompanying Tendulkar was Aditya Thackeray, the President of Yuva Sena. All of them took to the streets of Mumbai and carried out a swachhta drive along with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) workers in removing garbage near the famous fort of Bandra.
Tendulkar is not the first celebrity taking part in this sanitation drive. The last few days has seen other celebrities like Rajinikanth, Anushka Sharma, Anil Kapoor, Sudarsan Pattnaik, Jhulan Goswami and Ajinkya Rahane.
The “Swachhata Hi Seva” drive has been launched 10 days back by Narendra Modi Government. This is an extension of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, launched three years back.
Upset to see the litters around the streets, Tendulkar made a humble request to the citizens of the country. Talking to reporters, Tendulkar said,“Literally, at every feet trash can be seen despite bins installed everywhere. We call our India our motherland and still we spit and litter on her. It is my humble request to citizens to not to litter like this.
He further added, “We often leave it on the ‘kachrawaala’ to remove the trash lying on the roads, but we are the ones who are responsible for littering. Their duty is to maintain the cleanliness and ours is to not litter in the first place. By maintaining cleanliness we are not only ensuring a Swachh Bharat but also a Swastha Bharat.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had nominated Sachin as a Swachh Ambassador in 2014, appreciated the efforts of the Master-Blaster. The Prime Minister tweeted, “The continued commitment of @sachin_rt towards a @swachhbharat is deeply appreciable. People across India will be inspired by his efforts.”
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 26, 2017
The prime minister also thanked Arjun Tendulkar and Aaditya Thackeray for their participation.
Happy to see wide scale participation by youngsters, including Arjun in #SwachhataHiSeva. Our Yuva Shakti will make a Swachh Bharat. https://t.co/m60mYvsY7w — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 26, 2017