Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated actors Salman Khan and Priyanka Chopra, cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and industrialist Anil Ambani among nine people to spread the message of Clean India.
Modi has said the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan he launched earlier in the day should clean up the country by 2019, the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
At a gathering here, Modi asked them to nominate more people for the task.
“I have invited nine people and asked them to come to public places and work towards a clean India,” Modi said.
The others in the group of nine are Goa Governor Mridula Sinha, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, yoga guru Baba Ramdev, actor-producer Kamal Haasan and the team of television serial Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.
“These nine people can nominate nine more people, and they can clean and upload videos,” said the prime minister.
Actor-producer Aamir Khan said he will be glad to be a brand ambassador for the Clean India campaign and appealed to people to join it.
“I would be very happy if I am given this responsibility,” Aamir Khan said.
The actor was present on Rajpath where Prime Minister Narendra Modi administered an oath to everyone to help keep India clean, after launching the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
“If there is cleanliness, many problems are solved. People’s health improves, the water bodies are clean automatically… So I appeal to the people, every Indian should cooperate,” said the actor.
“It is a beautiful thought that the prime minister has come up with. We must ensure the dream of a clean India is realised before the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,” he said.
Aamir Khan also said he cleans his home himself and his office is a zero waste space.