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Modi’s Swachh wave sweeps nation

Modi’s Swachh wave sweeps nation
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday everyone by surprise when he stopped by Mandir Marg police station in the heart of the national capital to check how clean the premises were and even swept the litter dropped in its parking area.

PM stops by PS, cleans premises

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday everyone by surprise when he stopped by Mandir Marg police station in the heart of the national capital to check how clean the premises were and even swept the litter dropped in its parking area.

After paying tributes at the memorials of Mahatma Gandhi and former prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries, Modi was on his way to Valmiki Basti, a colony of sanitation workers here, when he asked his cavalcade to stop by the police station. As the Prime Minister walked in, the police personnel at the station and even those accompanying him were taken by surprise. Most of the personnel were deputed for security arrangements for the 'Clean India' inauguration event at Rajpath but a few who were present were startled to find the Modi among them.

After the event, Modi tweeted, "Today I joined the Clean India Campaign at Mandir Marg Police Station in Delhi.
#MyCleanIndia". He also tweeted two pictures, the first showed him cleaning the Police Station premises with a broom captioned - 'Why Clean India' picture. The second picture showed the area completely clean with the caption - 'My Clean India' Picture #MyCleanIndia.

Chain challenge begins

New Delhi: In his bid to make 'Swachh Bharat' a people's movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday initiated a chain by inviting nine eminent personalities including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, industrialist Anil Ambani along with several actors to spread awareness on cleanliness. The Internet-savvy Prime Minister appeared inspired by the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which had gone viral in recent months, as he asked the celebrities to nominate nine more people to join the campaign and hoped that the chain would continue. Among those nominated by the PM are film actors Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Kamal Hassan, industrialist Anil Ambani, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, yoga guru Ramdev and the team of TV serial "Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma". Modi also announced starting a campaign on cleanliness through social media using his website MyGov.in

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