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Cleanliness is synonym of patriotism, Suresh Raina says after joining Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

Cleaning, it seems is the catchword today. Star cricketer Suresh Raina has jumped Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clean India initiative, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Wednesday.

Cleanliness is synonym of patriotism, Suresh Raina says after joining Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

New Delhi: Cleaning, it seems is the catchword today. Star cricketer Suresh Raina has jumped Prime Minister Narendra Modi's clean India initiative, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on Wednesday.

Celebrated Indian middle-order batsman helped some parts of his home-town Ghaziabad on today with locals. The 27-year-old Muradnagar resident then took to macro-blogging site Twitter to share his elation.

The all-rounder, in his tweet said that, “Swatcch Bharat abhiyaan is a synonym of patriotism. Feel elated at having completed my challenge.”

The Indian Prime Minister on November 8 nominated Suresh Raina, along with Mohammad Kaif – who recently won a Lok Sabha seat on a Congress ticket – for the campaign during a two-day visit to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi. Then, Raina accepted the nomination.

"Honoured to be nominated by @PMOIndia for #SwachhtaAbhiyaan Will take up the endeavour as soon as I'm in UP after ODI series," he tweeted.

Raina also took the opportunity to nominate known personalities in Praveen Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Saina Nehwal, Shreya Ghosal, Sonu Nigam, Rajiv Shukla, etc.

He was busy with national commitments, playing against Sri Lanka in the recent One-Day International series, which India clean swept by winning all five matches. Raina played in four matches in Cuttack, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Kolkata.

Raina has represented his state Uttar Pradesh at the age level competitions as well as Ranji Trophy. He has established himself as one of the integral part of the young India team, which will defend the World Cup trophy this summer Down Under.

From Zee News

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