Bollywood,Sept18:Anushka Sharma has joined forces with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Swacch Bharat Abhiyaan’. The actor, who was “honoured” to be a part of the “noble initiative”, made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday, which also happened to be the PM’s birthday.
Anushka shared a letter from the PMO inviting her to join the cleanliness drive. “I am honoured to be a part of #SwachhBharat campaign and will do my best for the noble initiative of #SwachhataHiSeva,” Anushka wrote alongside the invitation.
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) September 17, 2017
The document read, “In the coming days, we will commemorate Gandhi Jayanti. An inspiration to billions across generations and borders, Mahatma Gandhi recognised that our attitude towards cleanliness also reflects our attitude towards society. Bapu believed in achieving cleanliness through community participation…”
“Bapu also strongly believed that ‘swachhata’ is for each one of us to practise. Inspired by the noble thoughts and a faith in the spirit of 125 crore Indians, let us pledge towards cleanliness.”
It further urged the actor and the community to live life on the mantra of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’. “A clean India is the most noble service we can do to the poor, downtrodden and the marginalised.”
In one of her tweets, Anushka also wished Modi as he turned 67 on September 17. “Happy Birthday to our honourable PM @narendramodi ji. Thank you Sir for the invitation to join the #SwachhataHiSeva movement,” she wrote.
Other B-Town stars who are a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan include Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan and Vidya Balan. Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar’s recently-released Toilet: Ek Prem Katha was a love story against the backdrop of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.