It’s very unlikely for a superstar to endorse a campaign like an anti-open defecation campaign.
But Salman Khan is ready to take up this big step as he collaborates with BMC to get this city rid of open defecation. Yes! As per a report in Mumbai Mirror, this development happened after Salman complained of people relieving themselves outside his apartment in Bandra, Bandstand. So now the actor has not only decided to donate five mobile toilets through his Being Human Foundation but has also agreed to become the face of this much needed campaign.
From the little that we know, Salman is likely to meet Municipal Commissioner Ajoy Mehta in the next few days and decide on how to go about this anti-open defecation campaign. In fact, if the Mirror report is anything to go by, officials revealed that when Salman met BMC officials last week, he expressed utmost concern about the health hazard posed by open defecation to the residents of Bandstand and the hundreds who visit the promenade every day. Mumbai Mirror has also reviewed a letter written by Being Human Foundation confirming the actor’s participation in the anti-open defecation campaign and other cleanliness efforts. Also read: Salman Khan thanks all for Being Human – watch video!
While an official confirmation from Salman is yet to be made. Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar, who has been appointed to supervise the entire anti-open defecation campaign, said that Salman’s support is going to only help BMC to quite a larger extent. “His presence will enhance the campaign’s reach. We have not chalked out the exact details of the campaign yet. However, we will place mobile toilets at all chronic open defecation spots, including the ones in Bandra. All chronic open defecation spots, community toilets are being constructed every 500 metres and contractors are being appointed to maintain them. “In areas where construction of permanent toilets take time, we are installing mobile toilets.”
According to the data available with the municipal corporation, there were 117 major open defecation spots in the city. Most of these spots are located in plots owned by government departments and agencies. The BMC plans to ‘mitigate’ these open defecation spots by building toilets around them.
It’s left to see how Salman will promote this campaign. We’re sure this is going to get a huge revolution towards building up a better city, a cleaner city. Must say, Salman’s making us proud and how! Your thoughts?