Kher, who was among the first to be nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of Swachchh Bharat challenge, gave a powerful message while giving away Tech Icon and Water Warrior awards at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
Asserting the significance of cleanliness in our surrounding at India Today Safaigiri Awards function on Sunday, famous singer Kailash Kher exhorted people to keep improve sanitation in the areas, they lived.
Kher, who was among the first to be nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as part of Swachh Bharat challenge, gave a powerful message while giving away Tech Icon and Water Warrior awards at the Taj Palace Hotel in New Delhi.
Kailash Kher appeared on the stage singing his most famous song, Toota toota ek parinda, which propelled him in the list of favourite singers of the youth and the nation.
He then set the stage on fire with his hits – Allah Ke Bande, Teri Deewani, Bam Lahri. An interesting addition to his list of popular songs was the Swachh Bharat anthem. One of Prime Minister’s Nau Ratan – the ambassadors of Swachh Bharat, Kher spoke about the importance of the privileged class lending a helping hand to educate the ‘needy’, those who may not be aware, educated.
He praised India Today Group for its Safaigiri initiative that was launched in 2015. “India Today has started a very noble campaign, which has the potential to change the face of the nation,” Kher said while participating in the second edition of the Safaigiri awards function.
Mentioning some hilarious anecdotes, Kher said that at a concert in Ahmedabad, he found mounds of garbage outside the venue. The municipal corporation was on strike. “Germs and bacteria don’t go on strike, find a substitute for those going on strike, make mitigation plans.” Adding, “Common sense is lacking for developing a civic sense”. He added, “Like Shah Jahan made the Taj Mahal, we need to, make a new palace, a clean one”.
“No other country is like India. But, it’s not about good qualities only, we have so many flaws also. We are very good on this planet earth. We are matchless in some aspects. But, there are others, who are better than us in other respects, likely cleanliness. We will do good to learn from others,” the distinguished singer said.