Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, praised national senior football team members for participating in the government’s cleanliness campaign ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’
Making an appeal for a non-political movement driven by patriotism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat, or Clean India, Mission on October 2nd, 2014 on the occasion on Gandhi Jayanti.
Stephen Constantine and his charges took part in the Prime Minister’s initiative for cleanliness drive. The latest to join the bandwagon are the Indian national team. The Blue Tigers took to the streets of Andheri (East) to participate in PM Modi’s initiative, cleaning the locality using brooms.
Not only did the players participate, the coaching staff including the likes of coach Stephen Constantine and assistant coach Shanmugham Venkatesh participated as well They are in Mumbai to prepare for the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying round match against Macau on October 11. The Twitter handle of the team and the All India Football Federation uploaded the pictures of some players taking part in the cleanliness drive.
“Well, our Senior Team have shared a hand in the #SwachhataHiSeva movement. Good work lads #BackTheBlue,” the message along with the picture said.
To this, PM Modi replied on his official personal handle, saying: “Wonderful effort by our sports persons to spread the message of #SwachhataHiSeva.”
The fortnight from September 15 till Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 is being celebrated as ‘Swachhta Hi Seva.