PM Modi praises Virat Kohli for taking part in the cleanliness drive
by Ankit Editor
Published - Oct 7, 2016 3:23 pm | Updated - Oct 7, 2016 3:23 pm
Indian cricketers are lot more than just professional players who play a sport. They are idols, icons and a source of inspiration for millions of youngsters in the country. They look up to guys like Virat Kohli to follow them for their hairdo and even fashion. With the amount of influence they possess, it is only fair to use it for the betterment of the society.
Earlier this month on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on the 2nd October, the Indian cricket team along with Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur took brooms in hand and cleaned the premises of the Eden Gardens after the conclusion of the 2nd Test match against New Zealand in Kolkata.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi has synchronized 2nd October with his cleanliness drive ‘Swach Bharat Abhiyan’ since Gandhi in his life stood for such things and he is not just popular in India but is a global figure and associating the mission with him has given it a better reaching.
Team India is in Indore for the 3rd and final Test of the series. The team led by skipper Kohli is practicing at the Holkar stadium to complete a clean sweep. Something pretty unusual happened after the team completed their session. Kohli went around picking empty water bottles and dropping them in a drum kept there especially for the purpose.
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His act was captured in the cameras of news agencies and they telecast it, the PM got a chance to watch it and immediately tweeted to appreciate the Indian Test skipper.
Modi wrote – ‘Dear @imVkohli, saw your #MyCleanIndia moment on @abpnewstv. A small but powerful gesture that will surely inspire everyone.’
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 7, 2016
Kohli was humbled by the PM’s tweet and replied – ‘Thank you @narendramodi sir. We all are trying to make a difference for the betterment of our country. Led in an inspirational way by you.’
Thank you @narendramodi sir. We all are trying to make a difference for the betterment of our country. Led in an inspirational way by you.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) October 7, 2016
Here is the video of Virat Kohli picking up empty water bottles from the practice area in Indore: