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Indian footballers go on clean-up drive for #SwachhBharat week

September 29, 2017 22:14 IST

Indian football coach Stephen Constantine and members of the Indian football team get down to work as they participate in the 'Swachhta Hi Seva campaign

IMAGE: Indian football coach Stephen Constantine and members of the Indian football team get down to work as they participate in the 'Swachhta Hi Seva campaign. Photograph: Indian Football Team/Twitter

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Friday, praised national senior football team members for participating in the government's cleanliness campaign 'Swachhata Hi Seva'.

 

The Indian footballers and support staff took part in the campaign in Mumbai.

The team is in Mumbai to prepare for the 2019 Asian Cup qualifying round match against Macau on October 11.

Coach Stephen Constantine also got involved in the drive.

The Indian football team and support staff pose after completing their task for the evening 

IMAGE: The Indian football team and support staff pose after completing their task for the evening. Photograph: Indian Football/Instagram

In photos uploaded on the national football team’s Twitter handle, Constantine was seen giving his mates some help with collecting garbage.

"Well, our Senior Team have shared a hand in the #SwachhataHiSeva movement. Good work lads #BackTheBlue," the message along with the picture said.

To this, PM Modi replied on his official personal handle: "Wonderful effort by our sportspersons to spread the message of #SwachhataHiSeva."

The fortnight from September 15 till Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 is being celebrated as 'Swachhta Hi Seva' week. 

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