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Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: Suresh Raina starts cleanliness drive in home town

Written by Shraddha Rupavate |Published : November 20, 2014 8:07 PM IST

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is now set to reach every local cricket fan in the country, as Indian batsman Suresh Raina joined the mission by sweeping an area in his home town along with some local residents and children in the area. After being nominated by PM Narendra Modi himself, the dashing left-handed batsman readily supported the campaign, expressing that cleanliness is a reflection of our civilization and that it should no longer be just a dream. (Read: Juhi Chawla lends her star power to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and other social causes)

'I'm very happy today to participate in the initiative of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' which has been started by our honorable PM Sh Narendra Modi. Every Indian citizen should take up this noble endeavor and consider it as their duty to keep their surroundings clean,' Raina said.

Raina, who has made a comeback to the Test team for the upcoming Australia series, took to social media to spread the message to his fans. Here's his tweet

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After the cleanliness drive, the 27-year-old also nominated and urged his fellow cricketers to join the initiative and spread cleanliness awareness. Here's what he tweeted after completing the task. (Read: Modi praises Hrithik Roshan s Swachh Bharat initiative)

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PM Modi appreciated his initiative and tweeted:

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