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Ban single-use plastic: Aamir Khan wants fans to 'strongly support' PM Modi's mission

PM Modi said that 'mass movement' against single-use plastic will launch on October 2.

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Aug 26, 2019, 04.46 PM IST
On PM Modi's new intiative, Aamir Khan said that only we can stop using 'single use plastic'.
On PM Modi's new initiative, Aamir Khan (R) said that only we can stop using 'single use plastic'.
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's banning single-use plastic initiative has found a new supporter in Bollywood actor Aamir Khan.

The '3 idiots' actor took to Twitter back PM Modi's new plastic-ban initiative in India, and urged his 25 million followers to support the mission. So far, the post has been retweeted over 1.8K and liked over 18.5K.

During Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' address, the 68-year-old politician shared that the "new mass movement" against single-use plastic will launch on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Aamir is also one of the founders of Paani Foundation, along with his wife Kiran Rao. The non-profit, non-governmental organisation works on drought prevention and watershed management in the state of Maharashtra.

This isn't the first time that a Bollywood actor has made an effort to garner people's attention towards environmental issues.

In June this year, Salman Khan gave a subtle yet impactful message on single-use plastic. The actor posted a video where he can be seen offering water to a monkey, whom he calls his 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', in a plastic bottle. The monkey, however, refuses. Khan then offers water in a glass and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is quick to accept it.

"Hamara bajrangi bhaijaan plastic ki bottle se paani nahi peeta (Our Bajrangi Bhaijaan does not drink water from a plastic bottle)," Salman captioned the video.

While the video was shared on a lighter note, hidden in it is a message to stop using plastic bottles.

From Sachin Tendulkar To Uday Kotak: When Famous People Wielded Brooms For 'Clean India'

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On the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary, India's top bosses, cricketers and other personalities picked up brooms and pledged to make 'Clean India' or 'Swachhata Hi Seva' campaign a success.

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