New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked Bollywood actor Aamir Khan for extending "valuable support" to the movement to eliminate the usage of single-use plastic in the country.
This comes after Aamir supported Modi's initiative of banning single-use plastic.
Modi also voiced hope that Aamir's encouraging words will inspire others to strengthen the movement as well.
"Thank you, Aamir Khan, for the valuable support to the movement to eliminate the usage of single-use plastic. Your encouraging words will inspire others to strengthen the movement as well," Modi tweeted.
Thank you @aamir_khan for the valuable support to the movement to eliminate usage of single use plastic.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 28, 2019
Your encouraging words will inspire others to strengthen the movement as well. https://t.co/AwKi1SzXde
During his monthly radio address to the nation, 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister had pitched for launching a "new mass movement" against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He also spoke about the initiative during the Independence Day address, urging people to join the movement.
Backing Modi's mission, Aamir Khan, who is quite vocal about social issues, on Monday tweeted, "“ The initiative by our honourable Prime minister Narendra Modi to eliminate the usage of “single-use plastic “is formidable and as citizens of not just our incredible nation but also of the world we have to support this extremely important cause ....our environment defines us.....”, he also tweeted.
In his Mann Ki Baat address on Sunday, the Prime Minister has called for a movement against single-use plastic from October 2, that also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He also asked municipalities, NGOs and corporates to come up with ways for safe disposal of accumulated plastic waste before Diwali.