Modi nominates Salman, Sachin, Priyanka, Anil Ambani to Clean India
Very much on the lines of now famous Ice bucket challenge, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has initiated a similar chain, for his now famous Clean India Campaign, by nominating actors Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra, Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and industrialist Anil Ambani among nine people to spread the message of Clean India. These nine eminent people have been nominated to take forward his message to clean the nation.
The others nominated are Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, actor-producer Kamal Haasan and the team of television serial “Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah”.
These nine celebrities will not only have to take up cleaning campaigns to spread the message, but will have to nominate nine more people, starting a chain, similar to the ALS ice bucket challenge that recently went viral.
“I have invited nine people and asked them to come to public places and work towards a clean India,” Modi said.
“These nine people can nominate nine more people, and they can clean and upload videos,” said the prime minister.
The ice bucket challenge involved dumping a bucket of ice water on someone’s head to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
The prime minister also gave a call to launch a social media campaign with hash tag My Clean India. He said pictures and videos of dirty places and their clean-up must be uploaded online. Aim through Clean India Campaign is to clean up the country by October 2, 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.