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Swachh Bharat: Amitabh gets his hands dirty..

Amitabh Bachchan

By Hindustan Times

Amitabh Bachchan is the latest celeb to take Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Clean India challenge and wield the broom. The PM took to Twitter to laud the veteran actor's efforts.

"Who won't get inspired when @SrBachchan himself wields the broom and joins Swachh Bharat Mission! Very significant effort," Modi tweeted on Bachchan's initiative.

He also praised hockey player Sardara Singh. "After the hockey stick, Sardara Singh scores with the broom! A great effort towards a Swachh Bharat."

The PM also hailed spiritual leader Baba Ram Rahim, the head of Dera Sacha Sauda, for his efforts.

"Appreciable effort by Baba Ram Rahimji and his team. Will motivate people across India to join Swachh Bharat Mission!" he said in another tweet.

Modi launched the Clean India Mission on Mahatma Gandhi's birth anniversary (October 2) to promote cleanliness and hygiene in the country.

The Prime Minister had roped in nine celebrities including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, industrialist Anil Ambani and several actors including Khan to spread awareness on cleanliness and make 'Swachh Bharat' a people's movement.

Apparently inspired by the Ice Bucket Challenge that had gone viral recently, net-savvy Modi had asked these people to nominate nine more people to join the campaign and hoped the chain would continue.