Ajinkya Rahane Supports PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ Movement
New Delhi: Team India’s middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has pledged his support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s special initiative ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’. Rahane like some of the celebrities received a special invite from the Prime Minister for being a part of the movement.
The cricketer took to Twitter and wrote, “Respected @narendramodi ji. I’m truly humbled to receive this letter from you. It’s my honour to participate in SWACHHATA HI SEVA movement,” besides uploading a photo of the letter.
— ajinkyarahane88 (@ajinkyarahane88) September 22, 2017
PM Modi has urged people to take part in ‘Swachhta Hi Seva’ activities from September 15 to October 02 to celebrate the Swachh Gandhi Jayanti.
Not just Rahane, celebrities such as Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma and Sachin Tendulkar have also pledged their support to the movement.
PM Modi, who wrote a personalised letter to these celebrities, said the people in the country should participate in cleanliness initiatives across India ahead of Gandhi Jayanti.
“Bapu also believed strongly that Swachhata is for each of us to practice… Let us ensure that the coming days are about living the Mantra of “Swachhata Hi Seva”. Leading up to Gandhi Jayanti, we can encourage widespread support for, and participation in cleanliness initiatives across India,” the PM said.
Rahane, meanwhile, is part of the Indian squad that is locked in a five-match ODI series against visiting Australian side.