Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher, who has been an avid promoter of “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” talks about the success the campaign, despite the statistics pointing otherwise.
Amitabh Bachchan, Anupam Kher and Kailash Kher were spotted at the celebration of Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas on the day of Gandhi Jayanti here in Mumbai.
“You can’t judge a campaign like this in terms of whether it is working or not, I think this is a revolution and things like these take time to gather momentum. But we are witnessing the result right now in our country, we are here organizing such a massive event and Amitabh Bachchan is participating in it, so it speaks for itself on the success level, so rather than pointing out things which are lacking, I think contributing would go a long way” said Anupam Kher, when asked whether PM Narendra Modi’s initiative is working or not.
“Swachh Bharat Abhiyan” has been one of the most appreciated moves by the Narendra Modi government that aims for a cleaner and more hygienic India. The cleanliness drive was launched on October 2, 2014, to celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
Anupam Kher also talked about his recent incident, where he joined hands with cleaning crew to clean a busy street of Juhu.
“I would see this pile of garbage every day on my way to work, right in front of shops on the main road itself. I tried to talk to people and shopkeepers to have it clean but things didn’t work out. So I cleaned it up myself. And I agree with what Amitabh Bachchan said, you’re always little hesitant to make a clean place dirty, which is very true. I can keep my ten yards clean, I am sure we Indians owe that much to our country”
“Contribute towards cleanliness and also pay special attention to toilets for females, especially in smaller cities and towns” added Anupam Kher.
Anupam Kher also added that he is an optimistic man, who believes in making a change rather than critically dwelling on lacking part.
“I am an optimistic man; I am not looking at what’s not been done? I am paying more attention to what’s been done. I am a doer, not a thinker; had I been a thinker I wouldn’t have come to this city some 35 years ago” added Anupam.