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#SwachhBharat: Tendulkar teams with Thackeray Jr in clean-up drive

Last updated on: September 26, 2017 17:25 IST

Sachin Tendulkar gives Aaditya Thackeray a hand as they clean up par of Bandra Fort in Mumbai, and marking the start of Swachh Bharat Week on Monday

IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar gives Aaditya Thackeray a hand as they clean up part of Bandra Fort in Mumbai, marking the start of Swachh Bharat Week, on Monday. Photograph: Aaditya Thackeray/Twitter

Shiv Sena youth wing leader and president of the Mumbai Divisional Football Association Aaditya Thackeray teamed up with cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar in a clean-up drive in Mumbai on Monday.

The duo, along with a few volunteers, and sweepers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), joined forces to clean up parts of Bandra Fort in Western Mumbai.

Sachin Tendulkar and Aaditya Thackeray teamed up with volunteers and worked late into the night

IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar and Aaditya Thackeray teamed up with volunteers and worked late into the night to keep Mumbai clean. Photograph: Aaditya Thackeray/Twitter

Thackeray Jr posted a few pictures of their effort on his Twitter handle and wrote in Marathi: "Our BMC sweepers work tirelessly day and night to keep Mumbai clean. Today, I and Mr Sachin Tendulkar@sachin_rt tried to give them a hand.”

Sachin Tendulkar and Aaditya Thackeray set off on their clean-up drive

IMAGE: Sachin Tendulkar and Aaditya Thackeray set off on their clean-up drive. Photograph: Aaditya Thackeray/Twitter

In another post he wrote: “While cleaning up, realised once again that in terms of garbage, plastic and thermocol pose the biggest problems for Mumbai. It’s up to us to keep our city clean. Not littering and segregating garbage are solutions to keeping the city clean. I am grateful to @sachin_rt for joining me in this effort."

After doing his bit, Tendulkar had a few words of advice for his fans and followers in a video tweet: "We each have to do our bit to keep #IndiaClean. So, pick a group of friends, a street, and together let’s #CleanUp India. #SwachhataHiSeva." 

India is celebrating Swachh Bharat week, which started on Monday, leading up to Swachh Bharat Divas that will be celebrated on October 2.

WATCH (Below): Sachin speaks after doing his bit 

Video courtesy: Sachin Tendulkar/Twitter

Rediff Sports Desk