Today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has taken an initiative to restrain the use of plastic, which is an “effort all of us should strongly support”, claims popular Bollywood actor Aamir Khan, a day after the Prime Minister has called for a mass movement against plastic waste from October 2 that marks the 150th birthday of “Father of the Nation”, Mahatma Gandhi.
Mr. Khan has often voiced concern on environmental issues. The 54-year-old Aamir Khan has tweeted, “The initiative by the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi to curb ‘single use plastic’ is an effort all of us should strongly support. It’s up to each of us to make sure we stop using ‘single use plastic’.”
His post was shared this afternoon, has been likely by over 12000 users in less than 2 hours.
On Sunday, during his monthly radio show “Mann Ki Baat”, the Indian Prime Minister has urged the nation to observe October 2 as a day to “make India plastic-free.”
PM Modi was quoted saying, “This year, on October 2, when we celebrate Bapu’s 150th birth anniversary, we shall not only dedicate to him an India that is open defecation-free but also shall lay the foundation of a new revolution against plastic, by the people themselves, throughout the country.”
The call for a “plastic free” country came days after the Indian Prime Minister, in the Independence Day Speech, has urged the people across the country to give up ‘single use of plastic’ by October 2.
PM Modi was quoted on the 73rd Independence Day Speech: “During my 2014 speech, I spoke about cleanliness. It became a movement in the country and the common man took it up with gusto. Today, I have another request. By October 2, the birth anniversary of Dear Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi), I want to urge the citizen to give up single use plastic.”