PM Modi has been quite vocal about two things – fitness and cleanliness. And this time he has combined both during his visit to Mamallapuram.
In a recent video he can be seen plogging at a beach. For those who don’t know what ‘plogging’ is, it is a combination of jogging and picking up litter.
Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019
Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff.
Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy!
Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy. pic.twitter.com/qBHLTxtM9y
Earlier he also tweeted about enjoying a refreshing walk along the coast.
Refreshing walk and exercises in Mamallapuram, along the scenic coast. pic.twitter.com/UjUq8FbVAv— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019
While some appreciated his efforts in leading by example…
If he can, we can too.— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) October 12, 2019
And if some feel that picking up litter is beneath anyone dignity, at least we can stop littering indiscriminately.
Remember, change starts with us. We owe it to our next generation. #Plogging pic.twitter.com/MHtmbDYqf8
… others pointed out the irony in the video.
Plogger PM is carrying a plastic bag, less than a month after calling for a ban on all single use plastics 🤷♀️ https://t.co/CWvhUoAKs0— Veena Venugopal (@veenavenugopal) October 12, 2019
Why is he collecting waste in a non-biodegradable polythene bag 😲😲— Nimbu Masala Anshul Bhartiya🇮🇳🇮🇳 (@NimbuMassala) October 12, 2019
using a single use plastic to collect the waste!! what message is Modiji trying to give out here? This is what happens when anything is done for headlines!!!— Adarsh Devaraj (@adarshdevaraj) October 12, 2019
Netizens were also quick to meme the pictures released by PM Modi.
Indian bowlers picking up South African wickets. pic.twitter.com/SAg6kmVxu7— Bade Chote (@badechote) October 12, 2019
When the data pack expires for the day and you spend half an hour without internet pic.twitter.com/dqcDyPcRLv— Sand-d Singh (@Sand_In_Deed) October 12, 2019
PM Modi was seen in an early morning video picking up trash from Mallapuram beach.— PuNsTeR™ (@Pun_Starr) October 12, 2019
This is perhaps the first instance in history when a place was not cleaned up before the PM's visit.
PM Modi is in Mamallapuram for an informal summit with the Chinese President Xi Jinping starting today, 12th October.