Prime Minister Narendra Modi is one great leader of the period as he is a man of his words. When he started ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, ’ it was not only for common people, but he also contributes at its best. And recently on Saturday, he went Plogging on Mamallapuram beach, winning praise and awe from entire India, including Bollywood celebrities. Yes, celebs like Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher, Karan Johar, and Vivek Oberoi took to their social media handle and praised PM Modi.
For those who are not aware of Plogging, it is the process of picking up trash such as used plastic bottles, while running or jogging.
At first, PM Modi released a three-minute video on Twitter, in which he was seen collecting the waste as he walked barefoot on the sand. He also urged the people to ensure that public places are clean and tidy.
“Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes.
Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff.
Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy!
Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy.”
In the second tweet, he shared a few pictures of himself and wrote,
”Refreshing walk and exercises in Mamallapuram, along the scenic coast.”
PM Modi had announced a campaign to make the country free of single-use plastic during his speech on Independence Day this year.
Let’s have a look at what celebs are saying:
Akshay Kumar took to Twitter and wrote,
“Hon. Prime Minister @narendramodi ji, the best leaders are those who lead with an example! Also it is such a great activity to stay fit and at the same time keeping our public places clean.”
Karan Johar wrote,
“This is the perfect communication Honourable Prime Minister sir! @narendramodi Your initiative will ensure we have accountability to our public places and keep the sanity levels high! A Clean India! A Fit India! That’s the mantra!”
Anupam Kher wrote,
“प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी की ये तस्वीर आने वाले समय में पूरी दुनिया में ईमानदारी, सच्चाई, सादगी और निस्स्वार्थ भावना का एक प्रतीक बनेगी। इस तस्वीर में स्वच्छ भारत का अभियान तो है ही। साथ में एक फ़क़ीर के छवि भी छुपी है।अब ऐसे इंसान को किस चीज़ का डर हो सकता है। जय हो।🙏”
Vivek Oberoi wrote,
“A true leader always leads by example. Hats off to you @PMOIndia. This is truly incredible & inspiring to each one of us. Thank you for making us such proud Indians.
We all must make it a point to plog for a healthy and clean India! Jai Hind🇮🇳SwachhBharat #SwachhBharatMission”
PM Modi, who was seen cleaning up a beach by picking up plastic waste and other litter during his morning walk, was in the city for an informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping. He started the Abhiyan for a clean India in 2014.