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Highlights of the 12-Hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon

The Cleanathon this year witnessed the participation of prominent celebrities, politicians and citizens during its clean-up drives across India. The highlights reflect some rare and exclusive moments from the campaign.

Mumbai: As part of the 12-hour Banega Swachh India Cleanathon, Pandit Jasraj performed Vaishnava Jana on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti which is being observed as Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas.

Mumbai: Amitabh Bachchan speaks to television actor Kabir Bedi during the Banega Swachh India Cleanathon at the Sun and Sand Hotel in Juhu.

Mumbai: Actor Dia Mirza is working to make Mumbai's Linking Road plastic free. "It's a huge challenge. But we're tackling it in the following three ways: advocacy; civic and people's management; and by educating people about the harmful effects of plastic."

Delhi: NDTV's Ravish Kumar with Indian classical dancer Sonal Mansingh at the Jama Masjid as part of the 12-hour Cleanathon.

Amritsar: Singer Jasbir Jassi chants the Gurbani at the Golden Temple in Amritsar which is one of the 10 iconic locations as part of the Dettol-NDTV Banega Swachh India campaign.

New Delhi: Children from the Manav Sthali School perform during the NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India Cleanathon.

Gurugram: Students from across India participated in cleanliness initiatives held on Gandhi Jayanti on October 2.

Nainital: Children participate in a clean-up drive at the Sherwood School in Nainital where Amitabh Bachchan was a former student.

Bengaluru: A family travelling from northern Karnataka decided to rest in the cleaned-up space under the Hebbal flyover.

Maintenance is a huge issue, says Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of Urban Development of India. "We can build toilets but we need help from corporates and NGOs to maintain these toilets at a certain standard", he said at the 12-hour-long Cleanathon held as part of the NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign.

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, talks about the several types of plastics and how we should treat them. "The thinnest type is the most harmful of the several types. It ought to be banned", he said.

Mumbai: Deepa Malik, the first Indian woman to win a medal in Paralympic Games, meets Amitabh Bachchan at the Cleanathon.

Mumbai: Gul Panag with Amitabh Bachchan at the Sun and Sand Hotel in Juhu.

Harshdeep Kaur recites Ek Onkar at the Banega Swachh India Cleanathon.

Mumbai: Indian choreographer Ganesh Acharya performs at Sun and Sand Hotel in Juhu during the Cleanathon.

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