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Swachh Bharat: Tata Trusts spent Rs 1 billion for Mission, says Ratan Tata

Lending his support to the programme, Ratan Tata said that the strength of a country's foundations is determined by the health of its citizens

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

Ratan Tata

At the launch of 'Movement', which aims at fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi's dream of clean India, Ratan Tata, the of Trusts, said that his company has spent over Rs 1 bn in support of the Bharat Mission, which Narendra launched in 2014.

launched the 'Movement' on Saturday and appealed to the citizens to dedicate themselves towards achieving the aim of a clean country.

Lending his support to the programme, said that the strength of a country's foundations is determined by the health of its citizens.

"That foundation is the health of our people, which cannot be there without cleanliness and raising the level of and safe drinking water for the people," stated Tata, who was joined by megastar for the event.

"Unfortunately, I don't have the face or the voice of to offer. I can only say that Trusts, which have been in existence for 100 years, have spent over the last four years over Rs 100 crore in supporting the movement and will continue in the coming years, to support technology to be brought that will be necessary to make this a great success," he added.

Ratan Tata, who is also the Emeritus of Tata Sons, lauded Modi's flagship cleanliness programme, Bharat Mission.

From celebrities to Bollywood stars, to industrialists and the youth, people from different walks of life from across the country joined in his mission to achieve a clean India.

had written personalised letters to nearly 2000 citizens from different walks of life inviting them to join the 'Movement' and strengthen the

In the letter, Prime Minister urged former judges, retired government servants, gallantry award winners, medal winners in the Common Wealth and Asian Games, spiritual leaders, film personalities, journalists of leading media outlets, sportspersons, writers, among others to become part of the mass movement.

To endorse the movement in all the states and union territories of the country, also wrote letters to Governors, Governors, Chief Ministers and Ministers of all states.

First Published: Sat, September 15 2018. 13:05 IST