Friday, 3 October 2014

Kamal Haasan accepts Modi’s 'Clean India' challenge

Veteran actor Kamal Haasan has agreed to be part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' campaign. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (October 2), the Prime Minister kick-started a cleanliness challenge called Swachh Bharat (Clean India). The Prime Minister also named nine well-known people from various sectors to take up this cleanliness challenge that included Kamal Haasan, Sachin Tendulkar, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and Anil Ambani to name a few.

Kamal was quoted saying, "First of all, let me thank our honourable PM for naming me among this august list. I don't think it's a new duty that has been appointed to. I think it's recognition of what I have been already doing and I thank the PM office for recognizing that. I am sure that some of my peers have also been chosen for what they have already done and are capable of. "

He stated that cleansing is something he had been doing for the past 20 years with the help of his fans who have converted into social service organs. "My work continues. It's not a public relations exercise. As far as I am concerned, it's a public work that I am part of. So, it's not 9 more that I will add but not 9 million more if can. I invite 9 million people more to invite 9 million more into what I consider is nation-building. It is not connected to just one party. It is connected to 1 billion plus we are that constitutes this country. Thank you for awakening my commitment again."

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