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When Big B Was Left Speechless By A Young Boy

When Amitabh Bachchan decided to re-connect with his alma mater, the Sherwood College in Nainital, as part of the NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India 12-hour Cleanathon, he had no idea it would turn out to be so special.

Banega Swachh India Cleanathon - Sherwood Student narrates poem on Swachhta to Amitabh Bachchan

When Amitabh Bachchan decided to re-connect with his alma mater, the Sherwood College in Nainital, as part of the NDTV-Dettol Banega Swachh India 12-hour Cleanathon, he had no idea it would turn out to be so special.

What was supposed to be a simple question-answer round about the cleanliness drive, turned into a powerful and emotional moment for Sherwood’s most famous alumna.

[highlight] The reason: [/highlight] This impromptu, passionate poem by Class 10 student Apoorva, about India and the need to keep her clean.

As the son of one of India’s foremost poets, Amitabh Bachchan has always had  a  keen ear  for good poetry. Apoorva’s words and passion touched a chord in him and he promised to  spread the  message of the poem to millions

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