Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday hailed the effort being made by cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar to push the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign, saying it is a "very strong source of support and encouragement" for the mission.
"Great work @sachin_rt! Your dedicated efforts are a very strong source of support & encouragement for Swachh Bharat Mission," Modi tweeted.
"Urge you all to watch, get inspired by @sachin_rtÂ & join the movement for a Clean India," he said in another tweet.
The Prime Minister also gave a link to Tendulkar's Facebook account where he is shown in a video wielding a broom and cleaning up a street along with some others.
A write-up by Sachin along with it says, "the footpath on the road opposite the Bandra Reclamation Bus Depot was not being used by pedestrians as it was dumped with litter and garbage and covered with wild growth. In fact, the footpath was being misused as a place to answer nature's call!!
"With a team of friends who volunteered with me, we started early in the morning to ensure minimal disruption to public and motorists."
Modi also referred to Tendulkar's comments on his twitter account which said, "Swachh Bharat Hi Sach Bharat Hai! The story of Stinky Path to Footpath on film."
In another tweet, he suggested to some others, including cricketer Zaheer Khan, badminton player Saina Nehwal, hockey India captain Sardar Singh, to spread this word.
Modi had launched the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.