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New Delhi, May 28, 2017: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised environmentalist Afroz Shah and his efforts towards cleaning Mumbai’s dirtiest Versova’s beach.

“I heartily congratulate Afroz Shah and his entire team for their efforts in cleaning Mumbai’s Versova beach,” Modi said in his ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio address.

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He lauded the effort of Shah, saying that he started cleaning Versova in October 2015 and later it turned into a people’s movement.

Versova beach has now been transformed into a clean and beautiful beach, he said.

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UN Environment Programme awarded Shah with the “Champion of the Earth” Award. He is the first Indian to receive this honour.

The Prime Minister also lauded the people as well as local administration of Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district for making it free from open defecation under the Swachch Bharat Campaign. (IANS)

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  • Champion of the Earth award is well deserved. Towards making the globe clean and the air fresh.

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Twitter Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India's Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis.

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Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised “Gandhi Emoji”.

The “Gandhi Emoji” was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature of the Father of the Nation.

“Users in India and across the world can use the “Gandhi Emoji” by using the hashtags #GandhiJayanti, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusOfGood, among others,” Twitter India in a statement.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu at the 1942 AICC session. Wikimedia Commons

The emoji will be live until October 8. It is available on both the actual app and Twitter Lite.

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India’s Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis. (IANS)