Anushka Sharma during the launch of new collection of eyewear in Mumbai, Sept. 20. (Press Trust of India)
Anushka Sharma is the latest Bollywood celebrity to come aboard Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ and the actor said she was honored to be a part of the “noble initiative.”
The 29-year-old star made the announcement on Twitter, where she also shared a letter from the PMO inviting her to join the cleanliness drive.
“I am honored to be a part of #SwachhBharat campaign and will do my best for the noble initiative of #SwachhataHiSeva,” Anushka wrote alongside the invitation.
The document read, “In the coming days, we will commemorate Gandhi Jayanti. An inspiration to billions across generations and borders, Mahatma Gandhi recognized that our attitude towards cleanliness also reflects our attitude towards society. Bapu believed in achieving cleanliness through community participation…”
“Bapu also strongly believed that ‘swachhata’ is for each one of us to practice. Inspired by the noble thoughts and a faith in the spirit of 125 crore Indians, let us pledge towards cleanliness.”
It further urged the actor and the community to live life on the mantra of ‘Swachhata Hi Seva.’
“A clean India is the most noble service we can do to the poor, downtrodden and the marginalized.”
In one of her tweets, Anushka also wished Modi as he turned 67 on Sunday.
“Happy Birthday to our honorable PM @narendramodi ji.
Thank you Sir for the invitation to join the #SwachhataHiSeva movement,” she wrote.
Other B-Town stars who are a part of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan include names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Aamir Khan and Vidya Balan.
Akshay Kumar-Bhumi Pednekar’s recently-released “Toilet: Ek Prem Katha” was a love story against the backdrop of the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.’