New Delhi: On Friday (December 27), king of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, took to twitter and thanked all ‘Swachhata Warriors’ – sanitation workers of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for keeping the city of dreams, Mumbai, clean. In his tweet, Shah Rukh Khan wrote, “Thank you for all the hard work to keep our city clean, Mamas and Papas. Love the film…” In his tweet, the Bollywood star was referring to a short film shared by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on their official twitter handle, earlier this month. The film narrates the story of Kantilal Babriya, one of the sanitation workers at BMC, currently working as a sweeper.
Thank you for all the hard work to keep our city clean, Mamas and Papas. Love the film… https://t.co/80uJk4HWcW
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 27, 2019
The video was shared by BMC, thanking Mumbaikars and ‘swachhata warriors’ who are ready to do anything to keep Mumbai clean and reinstate the idea of ‘Swachh Mumbai.’ BMC shared the video with a caption, “Thank you Mumbaikars, for joining us every day to inch closer to the #SwachhMumbai of our dreams. Thousands of our #SwachhataWarriors work relentlessly to make Mumbai clean, healthy, beautiful, and sustainable. And to get there, we’re committed to do #AnythingForMumbai !”
In the video, a girl, apparently the daughter of the sanitation worker Kantilal Babriya, recites the daily work cycle of sanitation workers who sweep the roads and put their hands in the dirt, in order to ensure that the city is spic and span.
In the video, the girl says,
They get their hands dirty so that every morning of every Mumbaikar is clean. They say, keeping Mumbai clean will help in keeping diseases at bay.”
The heartwarming video takes the audience through the life of sanitation workers, how they too have a family, festivals to celebrate with friends and family, but no matter what day it is, they continue with their job.
The girl adds,
We all celebrate festivals, but post that they (BMC workers) take care of Mumbai. This is not just the story of Kantilal but 46,000 sanitation workers like him, who keep Mumbai clean, under all conditions.
Towards the end, the girl requests Mumbaikars (citizens of Mumbai) to take some responsibility of maintaining cleanliness and asks to segregate wet and dry waste at source. This one small step by Mumbaikars will help ‘swachhata warriors’ in keeping the city clean.
Even the government, under its Swachh Bharat Mission, is promoting waste segregation as it eases down the process of waste management and recycling. If the waste is segregated well, little to no waste will make its way to the landfills. While dry waste like paper and plastic can be recycled. wet waste involving vegetable and fruits peels can be composted.
Watch The Short Film
Thank you Mumbaikars, for joining us every day to inch closer to the #SwachhMumbai of our dreams. Thousands of our #SwachhataWarriors work relentlessly to make Mumbai clean, healthy, beautiful, and sustainable. And to get there, we're committed to do #AnythingForMumbai ! pic.twitter.com/oTtyNxejcb
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) December 18, 2019