Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan at the MahaCleanathon campaign in Mumbai. All pics/Yogen Shah
Amitabh Bachchan and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis greet the crowd. The campaign, launched in January 2016, aims to complete 50 lakh manhours to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyan and has already clocked in over 33 lakh manhours, with the rest scheduled to be completed by the year-end
"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.
Bachchan "At MahaCleanathon to acknowledge the Swachch Bharat campaign in Maharashtra and to work so many others follow."
Megastar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday picked up a broom to acknowledge the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in Maharashtra
The campaign brand ambassador, Bachchan swished around with a broom along with Fadnavis, and then picked up the accumulated garbage with his bare hands to dump it in a cane basket.
Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan cleaning garbage. Pic/PTI
"When you see someone littering. Go stop them. Tell them what they are doing is wrong. When you keep doing this repeatedly, people will change," Bachchan said. Pic/PTI
"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 as he dug his hands into dirt at the event. Pic/PTI
Fadnavis said that 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.
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Amitabh Bachchan greets the crowd
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Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan picked up brooms to clean up the sprawling Sir J.J. Hospital complex as part 'MahaCleanathon' campaign