At the launch of NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign, Amitabh Bachchan encouraged people to move the conversation of Swachh (cleanliness) towards Swasth (health), as the two are inter-related. Here are the top five important quotes by Mr. Bachchan from the event.
"We helped people realise how life-threatening waste is and highlighted five different aspects of Swachh Bharat over the last five years of the Banega Swachh India campaign. On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th Anniversary, we would like to take our initiative one step forward. Swachh India is incomplete till we become healthy."
"We have to build a nation where children are healthy and are born without any vulnerabilities to threats to their survival."
"I keep saying that you should always get yourself tested because I for 8 years did not know I had Tuberculosis. And now that I am under regular check-up I have managed to survive 20 years with just 25 percent of my liver in the functional state."
"Anganwadi people are the actual people who take the message of cleanliness across the people. The maximum amount of encouragement should be given to them."
"I would like to donate 100 Swasth Boxes to help new mothers to meet nutrition needs for the Banega Swasth India cause."