The 41 year old Cricket Legendary Icon Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday joined hands with the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for the ‘Swachh Bharat initiative’ Campaign. Sachin was one of the nine members selected by the Prime Minister for the campaign which he has scheduled for 2nd October, i.e. on the 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
It was reported by an official, “The legendary cricketer also shared the idea of adopting a village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana with the Prime Minister, besides expressing his keenness to work towards development of sports in schools and colleges”.
Anjali, Sachin’s wife was also found accompanying him; also they requested the Prime minister to increase the “Chain” by inviting more members in the campaign. The other celebrities nominated by the PM were Salman Khan, Priyanka Chopra and Kamal Haasan, Goa governor Mridula Sinha, yoga guru Ramdev and the team of TV serial “Tarak Mehta Ka Ulta Chashma”, Industrialist Anil Ambani and Congress leader Shashi Tharoor to launch the awareness campaign as a mass movement.
The Bharat Ratna Awardee, Sachin Tendulkar said last year while making his first initiative, “I have been entrusted the leadership role of ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign by Shri Narendra Modi. So, I am here along with my team and will clean this area.” He further added “When all of us, including my friends got the information that I have received the leadership role, all my friends came together and said we will also lend our hand towards cleanliness and will try and keep India as clean as possible.”
Moreover, Recently, Sachin Tendulkar who is also a member of the Rajya Sabha, lent his voice to the ‘Swachh Bharat Anthem,’ which was a government initiative to make the “Clean India” a mass movement.
The anthem is sung by Shankar Mahadevan along with the others which is scheduled to release on October 2nd marking a complete one year of the launch of The “Swachh Bharat Campaign”. The Anthem is collectively composed by the Trio Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and written by lyricist Prasoon Joshi. Moreover, a video will soon be featured and produced by Mukesh Bhatt.