PM Narendra Modi Goes Plogging at Mamallapuram Beach, Shares Video
PM Narendra Modi turns plogger (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Mamallapuram, October 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi carried out plogging at a beach in Tamil Nadu's Mamallapuram on Saturday morning. PM Narendra Modi shared a video of him plogging at the beach. PM Modi said that he undertook plogging at the beach for 30 minutes and handed over his "collection" to a hotel staffer. Plogging is an amalgamation of jogging with picking up litter on your way. PM Narendra Modi, Xi Jinping to Hold One-On-One Meeting, Share Lunch to Wrap Up Second Informal India-China Summit.

"Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes. Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff," PM Modi wrote while sharing the video. "Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy! Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy," he added. Plogging started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016, according to reference available on the internet. Mamallapuram Summit: Mutton, Lobster in Dinner For Xi Jinping Hosted by PM Narendra Modi.

PM Narendra Modi Turns Plogger:

PM Modi also shared some pictures of the beach and wrote: "Refreshing walk and exercises in Mamallapuram, along the scenic coast."

In the September segment of his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, PM Modi praised the efforts of India's perhaps first plogger Ripudaman Belvi who launched a campaign to pick up litter while jogging. He said that while plogging is in use in foreign countries, in India, Belvi has promoted it in India to a great extent. The government also organised several two-km-long runs to promote plogging across the country in the first week of October to mark Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary.