Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan picked up brooms as they cleaned up the JJ Hospital complex in Mumbai, as part of the NDTV-Dettol Maha Cleanathon campaign on Saturday. The state will have 50 Swachh (clean) cities by October 2, Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, said Mr Fadnavis.
“We are not here to give speeches. We are here to become examples and hope this movement continues, and we can keep our cities clean,” Mr Bachchan said at the event, which saw a large crowd, including celebrities get down to cleaning up one of the biggest hospitals in India's financial capital.
The 73-year-old veteran film star, who was seen using his bare hands to pick up garbage and collect them in cane baskets, also commented: “If everyone cleans up 10 yards around their home, the entire city will sparkle.” As a large group of people, including politicians and celebrities, dedicated themselves to the clean-up, they found mostly plastic trash.