Hyderabad: Tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday joined the Swachh Bharat campaign, cleaning a city road before nominating nine persons, including fellow sportspersons and Bollywood personalities, to join the movement.
A commendable effort by @MirzaSania! Her efforts towards a Swachh Bharat will go a long way in spreading awareness on the issue.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 16, 2014
Sania, who was nominated by industrialist Anil Ambani, along with her father Imran and her team took up brooms and cleaned one of the roads.
The Asian Games gold medallist later posted a video of her effort on her twitter page.
"This is our way of trying to contribute, hope this will follow. We have to keep the movement going, so I would like nominate nine persons," she said in her video message.
She nominated fellow tennis star Somdev Devvarman, squash player Dipika Pallikal, teen badminton sensation P V Sindhu, 2008 Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan, actor Ritiesh Deshmukh, director Sajid Khan, Telugu movie star Ramcharan and Telangana politician K T Rama Rao.
Swachh Bharat is a movement for cleanliness, launched by India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Gandhi Jayanti. Modi had enjoined the countrymen to join his movement.