Megastar Amitabh Bachchan who has been appointed the brand ambassador of MahaCleanathon was spotted cleaning up the Sir J.J. Hospital complex as part of the NDTV-Dettol ‘MahaCleanathon’ campaign. He was joined by Maharashtra’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who aimed to spread the message around the state. The actor and the politician got down to sweep the area clean and even pick up the dirt with their bare hands.
Devendra Fadnavis said, “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. By October 2 this year – marking Mahatma Gandhi’s 147th birth anniversary – 50 cities in Maharashtra shall be ‘swachch’ or clean, and around 7,000 villages have already become open-defecation-free.”
Big B added, “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.”
He even tweeted,
T 2368 – At #MahaCleanathon to acknowledge the Swachch Bharat campaign in Maharashtra, and to work so many others follow ..
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) September 3, 2016
The initiative was taken over by many celebrities who applauded the CM and megastar for picking up the brooms. The MahaCleanathon campaign, launched in January 2016, aims to complete 50 lakh manhours to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan and has already clocked in over 33 lakh man hours, with the rest scheduled to be completed by the year-end.
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