New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday formally launched the ambitious ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ aiming at creating a ‘Clean India’ in the next five years.
Modi, who addressed an enthusiastic crowd at the India Gate, also administered cleanliness pledge to the public present on the occasion. Union Ministers Nitin Gadkari, Venkaiah Naidu, actor Aamir Khan were among others who were present on the dais.
Modi said that he has invited nine people asking them to come to public places and take part in the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’.
“I have invited Mridula Sinha ji, Sachin Tendulkar, Anil Ambani, Ramdev, Shashi Tharoor, Kamal Haasan, Priyabka Chopra, Salman Khan, team of Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. I ask them to invite 9 more people too,” he said.
Here are the highlights of the launch of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’
10:03 am: Narendra Modi begins 4 km march from India Gate to Vayu Bhavan