Narendra Modi Plogging at Mahabalipuram Beach Goes Viral! Netizens Urge #SayNoToPlastic While Lauding PM
Narendra Modi Plogging At Mahabalipuram, TN. (Photo Credits: Twitter)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always prioritised and advocated environment cleanliness, especially with campaigns like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. But just ahead of his second round of informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping, PM sets an example of how he also practises what he preaches. A kurta-pyjama clad Narendra Modi was spotted outside his stay, Taj Fisherman's Cove Resort and Spa, picking up garbage. While he on his 30-minute morning walk, Narendra Modi planned on plogging at a beach in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. In a video that he posted on his Twitter handle, he could be seen collecting plastic water bottles amongst other litter from the beach. #SayNoToPlastic has been trending ever since. He was walking barefoot and could also be seen picking up hotel slippers from the sands. Narendra Modi-Xi Jinping Meet: Everything You Need to Know About Indian PM and Chinese President's Second Informal Meet at Mahabalipuram. 

Narendra Modi captioned his video with, "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." He further urged in the caption, "Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy! Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy."

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Netizens are sharing PM's video and praising his actions while urging the masses to quit the use of single-use plastic, to begin with. People are using #SayNoToPlastic and #swatchbharat #swachhbharat to share his videos and pictures online.

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Making Waves

Massive international measures are being taken to curb the use of plastic with a hunt for an efficient, eco-friendly substitute. Around 5.25 trillion macro and microplastic pieces are said to be floating in the open ocean that comes to over 269,000 tonnes. Unfortunately, 60 to 90% of all marine debris studied consist of plastics. About PM Modi's summit with Chinese President, it is said to last for nearly 24 hours. It is said that this is his second informal bilateral meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mahabalipuram is chosen for the summit as the historical city had ancient links with China during the Pallava dynasty.