Stand-up comedian and TV host Kapil Sharma thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for nominating him to carry forward his Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, saying he would dedicate himself to the cause.
Kapil Sharma, the host of hugely popular TV show Comedy Nights With Kapil, was on Thursday named by PM Modi, along with eight other people and organisations, to spread awareness about the Clean India drive across the country.
PM Modi made the announcement after inspecting the progress of his cleanliness drive at Assi Ghat in Varanasi.
Others named by PM Modi include, Nagaland Governor Padmanabh Acharya, former police official Kiran Bedi, danseuse Sonal Mansingh, former Indian cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly, Eenadu group owner Ramoji Rao and his team, the India Today group and its head Arun Poorie, the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (ICAI) and the Mumbai Dabbawallas.
Earlier, PM Modi named actors Kamal Haasan, Priyanka Chopra, Salman Khan and the team of popular TV serial Taarak Mehta Ka Oolta Chashma for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan.