New Delhi: “Superb gesture by the team of #CoolieNo1! Happy to see the film world contributing towards freeing India from single-use plastic,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday as he lauded the crew’s effort and support towards ‘Say No To Plastic’ initiative kick-started by the government recently. PM Modi initiated the battle against plastic this year from the ramparts of Red Fort while addressing the nation on the 73rd Independence Day. Soon after Independence Day, PM Modi took his appeal for a plastic-free India forward during his weekly programme, Mann Ki Baat. He appealed each and every citizen to be a part of plastic-free India movement.
Participating in the plastic-free movement, Actor Varun Dhawan had shared a picture of the Coolie No 1 team and said,
Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great initiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles.
Being a plastic-free nation is the need of the hour and great intiative taken by our prime minister and we can all do this by making small changes. The sets of #CoolieNo1 will now only use steel bottles. @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/T5PWc4peRX
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 1, 2019
After PM Modi’s appreciation, Varun Dhawan once again took to his social media to thank PM Modi for the campaign. He added,
Dhanyawaad, Pradhan Mantri ji. Saaf safaai ki shuruwat ghar ki sabse pehli shiksha hoti hai…
He further said, “I believe each and every citizen should contribute towards making India swachh. It should be everyone’s resolution to make India no 1 when it comes to cleanliness.”
धन्यवाद प्रधानमंत्री जी.साफ सफाई की शुरुआत घर की सबसे पहली शिक्षा होती है और मेरा यह मानना है कि जिस तरह से स्वच्छ भारत अभियान की शुरुआत आपने की है उसमें हरेक भारतीय को अपना योगदान देना चाहिए. स्वच्छता के हिसाब से भारत को नंबर 1 बनाना हमारा संकल्प है. https://t.co/rz69ZukGwT
— Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) September 12, 2019
Directed by David Dhawan, starring Sara Ali Khan and Varun Dhawan, Coolie No 1, is set to release on May 1, 2020.
Earlier, celebrities like Dia Mirza, Anil Kapoor, Amir Khan, Karan Johar, Bhumi Pednekar and Ayushmann Khurrana had joined PM Modi’s plastic free movement.
On Wednesday, PM Modi also launched Swachhata Hi Seva 3.0, a cleanliness initiative building up to Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 with a call to action ‘Say No To Plastic’. He said,
I urge every self-help group working in villages, from civil society, from social organizations, from youth clubs, from women’s clubs, from schools and colleges, from government and private institutions, to every individual organisation to join the campaign. We have to make our country free from plastic. We have to do this for our future generation, for our children..
The centre is looking to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups, straws to name a few on October 2 and lay the foundation of a new campaign against plastic waste just like Swachh Bharat Mission.
NDTV – Dettol Banega Swachh India campaign lends support to the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). Helmed by Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan, the campaign aims to spread awareness about hygiene and sanitation, the importance of building toilets and making India open defecation free (ODF) by October 2019, a target set by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014. Over the years, the campaign has widened its scope to cover issues like air pollution, waste management, plastic ban, manual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollution, clean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.