PM Modi congratulates TV channels for showing dirt on streets left by Diwali celebrations

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness.

PTI| Last Updated: Oct 25, 2014, 00:29 AM IST

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday congratulated TV channels for showing dirty streets after Diwali celebrations, saying telecasting such visuals would create awareness among people about the importance of cleanliness.

The Prime Minister, who launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on October 2, also congratulated the people who particpated in cleanliness drive after bursting fire crackers during Diwali.

"I saw several TV channels showing dirt left behind after crackers. I congratulate them for spreading awareness on importance of cleanliness," Modi wrote on micro-blogging website after news channels aired visuals of filthy condition on streets after Diwali celebreations.

"Several friends told me that a lot of people cleaned the areas where they burst crackers during Diwali. I congratulate them for the efforts," the Prime Minister tweeted.