Salman Khan joins The Clean India Mission to make Mumbai open defecation-free
The Bhai of Bollywood Salman Khan, who is all set to woo you with his innocence and style in Tubelight, has vouched for a cleaner and greener Mumbai. The superstar has has become part of The Clean India mission and has joined forces with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and I love Mumbai foundation to make the city open defecation-free.
On Friday, Salman, along with BMC chief Ajoy Mehta, and powered by Rahul Kanal's 'I love Mumbai' foundation, Sahib Realty and Sach Ishaan, handed over public utility toilets at Madras Pada, Aarey Milk colony, to the residents of the area to combat its open defecation problem.
"It feels good, but it's just a beginning. I think there are 3,000-plus houses where each house has six to eight people. So as many existing toilets were there, we just rebuilt them and gave them water connection.
"In 3,000-plus houses, there were only 36 toilets. So there is a lot of scope. We will get permission to make toilets in their houses, given that they have space in their houses," said Salman.
Mehta expressed his gratitude to Salman, who also paid for the utility toilets from his own pocket. Last year, Salman was named ambassador for the BMC's anti-open defecation campaign in tune with the Centre's ‘Swachh Bharat' Mission.
Recently Salman Khan appeared on the dance reality show Nach Baliye 8 to promote his film Tubelight, Sonakshi turned nostalgic and reminisced their Dabangg days. As part of his film promotion, Salman shot for the Star Plus show alongside his brother Sohail Khan.
(With IANS Inputs)