Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar Joins Swacchata Hi Seva Campaign

The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir participating in Swachhta Hi Sewa Programme, in New Delhi on September 26, 2017.
The Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Hansraj Gangaram Ahir participating in Swachhta Hi Sewa Programme, in New Delhi on September 26, 2017.

Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar came out in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swachhta Hi Seva campaign leading the cleanliness campaign in Mumbai. He did ‘shramdaan’ by cleaning the streets in Bandra.

Continuing the trend of celebrity support to this campaign Malayalam superstar Mammootty has accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi invitation to participate in the Swachhta Hi Seva activity.

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The campaign also saw endorsement from faith leaders. In a special event, hundreds of volunteers came together to participate in a swachhata drive from Laxman Jhula to Ram Jhula in Rishikesh.

Organised by members of Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh’s largest ashram, the event also saw participation of Swachh Bharat Mission officials as well as foreign visitors from more than 10 countries.

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‘Samagra Swachhata” became the philosophy in Meghalaya at an event in Mylliem Block, where the Governor Banwarilal Purohit graced the occasion. Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand have launched “Swachhta Hi Seva Rath” reaching the unreached areas and spreading the message about the safe toilet technology, health and hygiene amongst community.

In J&K, garbage from various areas situated on the banks of Wullar lake was collected and disposed of in true spirit of Swachhta Hi Seva.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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