Fadnavis, Big B joins hands for “Swachch Bharat” campaign


Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and CM of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday comes forward to clean up  the sprawling Sir J.J. Hospital complex as part of the NDTV-Dettol ‘MahaCleanathon’ campaign.

“We have not come here to make speeches.. We want to set an example and hope this movement continues and we can keep our cities clean,” Fadnavis said

All the ‘kachra points’ in hill station are known as ‘Swachch Points’ to drive home the mission philosophy.

“If each one cleans up 10 yards around their homes, the entire city will sparkle. When you see somebody littering, tell them if you keep doing this, it will have an impact,” Bachchan said on the occasion.

Later, he tweeted: “At MahaCleanathon to acknowledge the Swachch Bharat campaign in Maharashtra and to work so many others follow.

Fadnavis said that by October 2 this year – marking Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birth anniversary – 50 cities in Maharashtra shall be ‘swatch’ or clean, and around 7,000 villages have already become open-defecation-free.

Several other celebs like Priyanka Chopra, Dia Mirza, Sonakshi Sinha, Arjun Kapoor, several ministers, government officials and commoners joined the initiative today, with many applauding when Bachchan and Fadnavis picked up the cleaning brooms.

Wefornews bureau

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