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Modi with actor Aamir Khan at Rajpath (PTI Photo)

On the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘’Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ or Clean India Campaign. He said that clean India is the responsibility of all 1.25 billion citizens of India.

The mission aims at making India clean by October 2, 2019 i.e. Mahatma Gandhis’s 150th birth anniversary. Around 30 lakh government employees across the nation and students of various colleges and students took pledge of cleanliness.

PM Narendra Modi said that he has invited nine people to join ‘Clean India’ campaign and requested each of them to call nine more people into the mission to spread it. He has requested Goa governor Mridula Sinha, Salman Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kamal Haasan, Shashi Tharoor, Priyanka Chopra, Baba Ramdev, Anil Ambani and cast of Tarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma. He added that ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign is beyond politics.

Celebrities and other eminent personalities took to twitter to pledge support to Clean up India :

Sirf ek kadam…

 Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) October 2, 2014


@priyankachopra@PMOIndia go for it PC! remember this? Priyanka Chopra FC (@PeeCeeManiac) October 2, 2014


 I thank @narendramodi ji, for confiding in me as one of the nine people to strengthen the #CleanIndia drive — Swami Ramdev (@yogrishiramdev) October 2, 2014


I humbly accept the challenge … https://t.co/eGw712nT7z

sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) October 2, 2014


 #PresidentMukherjee administered Cleanliness Pledge & joined students in cleaning of Kirnahar SC School, Birbhum, WB President of India (@RashtrapatiBhvn) October 2, 2014