Modi praises clean up efforts after Diwali firecrackers bursting

Oct 25, 2014, 07:02 IST | IANS

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday congratulated the public for their efforts towards cleaning up the dirt left behind after bursting of firecrackers on Diwali.

PM Narendra Modi. Pic/AFP
PM Narendra Modi. Pic/AFP

In tweets posted on the Prime Minister's Office twitter handle, Modi said: "Several friends told me that a lot of people cleaned the areas where they burst crackers during Diwali. I congratulate them for the efforts."

He also congratulated the efforts of the electronic media in spreading awareness. "I saw several TV channels showing dirt left behind after crackers. I congratulate them for spreading awareness on importance of cleanliness," he wrote.

The prime minister launched the "Swachch Bharat" or Clean India campaign Oct 2 and has involved the public in it by encouraging them to post photographs of littering and the cleaning efforts.

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