Salman joins drive to end open defecation in Mumbai
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, known for pitching his support to several social issues, has now lent his support to work towards a campaign to make Mumbai free of open defecation, along with the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The actor tweeted to share a glimpse of his meeting with the BMC commissioner and officials. The “Bajrangi Bhaijaan” star also appreciated the workers.
“Met commissioner and officials at BMC office. Soon going to share info about the work, all of them do a thankless job, which is fab. Appreciate them,” Salman tweeted on Saturday night.
It was Aaditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena youth leader, who revealed the motive behind the meeting.
He posted: “Thank you Salman Khan ji for taking lead on open defecation free Mumbai along with the BMC from today! Nearly 30,000 people work on a daily basis to clean up the waste we create through various means — nearly 10,000 metric tonnes a day.”
Thackeray added: “If they can do their bit so well, and ensuring that there’s always someone to clean when we litter, we can surely stop littering around. It was to support the 30k BMC staff who keep our city clean, that Salman Khan stepped up BMC’s call for open defecation free Mumbai.”
Overwhelmed with all the appreciation coming his way, Salman tweeted: “Aaditya Thackeray please don’t embarrass me. You are the one who worked this out. Thank you.”
On the professional front, the actor is seen on the small screen hosting “Bigg Boss” season 10, and is busy with the work of his next film “Tubelight”.