BMC approached Salman Khan for anti-open defecation campaign and Being Human foundation to donate 5 mobile toilets to be placed at Bandstand
When it comes to cleanliness, nobody can beat Salman Khan. Remember how he voluntarily got his entire team and went on a cleaning drive? He has just added another responsibility on his shoulder. Yes, you heard it right.
Sultan of Bollywood has become ambassador of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s anti open-defecation campaign in tune with Centre’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ Mission. The decision was taken when the actor complained of people relieving themselves outside his house at Bandstand in Bandra.
Being a popular actor having a huge fan following, Salman would extend his support in terms of offering five mobile toilets across city. He will also appeal to citizens not to defecate in open,” said by Assistant Municipal Commissioner (SolidWaste Management) Kiran Dighavkar.
The BMC recently declared 12 out of Mumbai’s 24 wards open defecation free and promised that the rest will join the list by the end of this year. Ward B (Dongri, Pydhonie) and Ward C (Chira Bazar, Bhendi Bazar and parts of Marine Drive) were declared open defecation free last year and ten more wards were added to the list this year.
“The civic corporation has a plan in place to eradicate this social evil of open defecation by building toilets,” the officer said.
He said the superstar would associate himself with the drive through his NGO “Being Human” which has informed the civic body by writing a letter.
“We are in receipt of your letter addressed to Mr. Salman Khan requesting him to become a brand ambassador of the BMC to assist the BMC in their cleanliness drives. We are pleased to inform you that Mr. Salman Khan will be happy to accept your invitation and through Being Human -the Salman Khan Foundation will help the BMC in creating awareness about cleanliness drives.” the letter by Being Human to the BMC read.
Salman and BMC Commisioner Ajoy Mehta are likely to hold discussions related to the idea and the actor might feature in drives, videos or radio jingles for the campaign.
And that’s why we all love Salman Khan for his such noble cause. We hope to see many more celebrities coming together and joining the campaign soon.