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Aamir Khan backs PM Modi's move to ban single-use plastic

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 August 2019, 15:12 IST
Aamir Khan

Superstar Aamir Khan on Monday expended support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative of banning single-use plastic in the country.

During his recent radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' and also during the Independence Day address, Modi had pitched for launching a "new mass movement" against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The 'Lagaan' actor, in a tweet, urged everyone to strongly support Modi's mission.

"The initiative by the Hon'ble PM @narendramodi to curb 'single-use plastic' is an effort all of us should strongly support. It's up to each of us to make sure we stop using 'single-use plastic'." Aamir tweeted.

Aamir is also one of the founders of Paani Foundation, along with his wife Kiran Rao. The non-profit, non-governmental organization works on drought prevention and watershed management in the state of Maharashtra.

This isn't the first time that a Bollywood actor has made an effort to garner people's attention towards environmental issues.

In June this year, Salman Khan gave a subtle yet impactful message on single-use plastic. The actor posted a video where he can be seen offering water to a monkey, whom he calls his 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan', in a plastic bottle. The monkey, however, refuses. Khan then offers water in a glass and 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' is quick to accept it.

"Hamara bajrangi bhaijaan plastic ki bottle se paani nahi peeta (Our Bajrangi Bhaijaan does not drink water from a plastic bottle)," Salman captioned the video.

While the video was shared on a lighter note, hidden in it is a message to stop using plastic bottles.


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First published: 26 August 2019, 15:12 IST