Panaji: The year 2016 should be a year of cleanliness, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha said in her address to the state on New Year’s eve.
“The objective is to enhance awareness about the relevance and importance of cleanliness among the people and to evoke a positive response and contribution from them.
“Cleanliness is a part of the culture, a habit formation,” said Sinha, who has been appointed an ambassador for the Swachh Bharat campaign by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Goa should become free from garbage in open places, roadsides, and other public places and the state should achieve total cleanliness, for which people have a crucial role to play,” she said.
“We have to carry forward this mission with determination and vision. Our state should become an excellent example of cleanliness.
“During the last 15 months, after I was nominated as the brand ambassador, I have endeavored to pursue this mission to the best of my ability, and I am happy to have received considerable response from various sections of the Goan society,” she said. (IANS)
The glitz and glamour of Bollywood creates a dream world in front of our eyes, but what is the reality? Long after a film has been released, long after the sets have been de-constructed, broken pieces of the set remain scattered here and there turning the place into a mess. This is exactly what actor-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt has pointed a finger at.
Pooja took to Twitter on Saturday to express how the Film City in Mumbai’s Goregaon is turning into a mess. She suggested that instead of waiting for the authorities to intervene, people from the film industry should take an initiative to clean it.
She tweeted: “Film City is bustling with activity. Shame that it is in such a mess. Debris from sets long de-constructed lie everywhere. The access roads are non-existent. Why can’t we film folk clean up after we create these imaginary worlds on camera? Authorities don’t seem to care. But we must.”
Reacting to Pooja’s tweet, a user urged superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn to do something to clean up film city which takes an even worse shape in the prolonged monsoon of Mumbai.
The tweet read: “Why authorities to blame, take it on your own. From these sets you earn millions of rupees and thrown debris everywhere. This stretch becomes worst in monsoon. Sir @SrBachchan @akshaykumar @ajaydevgn plz look into and start swachchta Abhiyan in FC Goregaon everyone will support u.”
Another user suggested: “Bollywood must act as an organization. Should have a monitoring body which ensure such things to be done by without fail by the concerned film crew.”
While several Bollywood stars take part in beach clean up drives every now and then in Mumbai, it is now to be seen whether they will take up an initiative to clean up Film City or not. (Bollywood Country)