Sachin Tendulkar Celebrates Green Ganesh Chaturthi, Opts For Ganpati Visarjan At HomeSachin Tendulkar celebrates #GaneshChaturthi in a green way

New Delhi: India’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar has always been a supporter of Swachh Bharat Mission, lending his support again for the campaign the god of cricket celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly way at home and through a short video message urges his fans to celebrate the festivities in a green way like him. “This year, I decided to immerse the Ganpati idol at home, after witnessing a sad reality – during Mumbai rains, while I was driving around the marine drive I saw huge piles of garbage that was thrown out of the sea during hide tides. I realised, whatever we throw into the Sea, comes back to the earth in some or the other form. It was then I decided to go green and celebrate the biggest festival of the year Ganesh Chaturthi in an eco-friendly way,” said Sachin Tendulkar in the video in which he is seen immersing the idol at home in a bucket of water.

“It was a big decision for us,” Sachin added. “So, I asked my parents and my Guruji who helps us in the Puja that if this can be done. They all agreed as they also felt that we should take care of our environment.

In the end, requesting his fans to celebrate the festivities in an eco-friendly manner, Sachin Tendulkar said,

This year, we immersed our Bappa at home in an eco-friendly way and I would request you to do the same too. I believe that God would want us to take care of our Mother Earth and an eco-friendly celebration of #GaneshChaturthi is the way forward. #GanpatiBappaMorya

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See Sachin Tendulkar’s Full Message

Along with Ganesh Chaturthi, Sachin Tendulkar has also come forward to lend his support for the Swachhata Hi Seva andolan, which was launched on September 15 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure high standard of cleanliness across the country leading up to Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary on October 2.

Sachin Tendulkar pledged to keep his surroundings clean and contribute in whatever ways he can for a Swachh Bharat. Asking his fans to also contribute towards a clean India, he said,

Requesting each of you to pledge to keep your surroundings clean and make India truly a @swachhbharat. Share your ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ moments with me, just use the hashtag #SHS2018 or #स्वच्छता_ही_सेवा.

Also Read: If Each One Of Us Will Just Keep One Square Foot Area Clean, Our Country Will Become Truly Swachh: Sachin Tendulkar

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 pollutionwaste managementplastic banmanual scavenging and menstrual hygiene. The campaign has also focused extensively on marine pollutionclean Ganga Project and rejuvenation of Yamuna, two of India’s major river bodies.

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