Chennai, Sep 22: Superstar Rajinikanth on Friday said he extends his full support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ movement, adding that “cleanliness is godliness”.
The Tamil actor in his twitter handle extended his support to the mission and said ‘cleanliness is godliness’.
— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) September 22, 2017
Earlier this week, Modi had written personalised letters to celebrities, industrialists and noted personalities to enlist their support for the initiative .
As per PTI report, officials said that Sachin Tendulkar, Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma are among several celebrities who will be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pet ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ campaign.
As prime minister’s Clean India project completes three years, these celebrities have agreed to undertake ‘shramdaan’ (contribution of labour) and toilet construction. Besides Tendulkar, cine stars Akshay and Anushka, Nita Ambani, wife of industrialist Mukesh Ambani, will also lead the cleanliness campaign in Mumbai, officials said.
Moreover, two personalities from Assam, singer Papon and actress Madhurima have also agreed to be associated with the ‘Swachhta hi Seva’ campaign. Global Inter-faith WASH Alliance, founder Swami Chiddanand, will lead a cleanliness drive along the banks of the river Ganga in Rishikesh on September 25, official sources said, as per PTI report.
Anushka Sharma, who is also one of the faces of the cleanliness campaign ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, shared a letter from the Prime Minister in which the PM asked her to dedicate some time for the cause of Swachh Bharat and said that her participation would further inspire others to be a part of the movement.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 17, 2017
Quoting Mahatma Gandhi, Modi said Swachhata is for each of us to practice.
He also said the days leading up to Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 be about “encouraging widespread participation in cleanliness initiatives across the country.”
President Ram Nath Kovind last week launched the nationwide ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ campaign to reignite the cleanliness movement by mobilising people support in the fortnight to October 2.