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Aamir Khan backs PM Modi's move to ban single-use plastic

File images of Aamir Khan and Narendra Modi Photograph:( WION Web Team )

WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 26, 2019, 06.16 PM (IST)

Superstar Aamir Khan on Monday expended support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s initiative of banning single-use plastic in the country. During his recent radio address `Mann Ki Baat` and also during the Independence Day address, Modi had pitched for launching a "new mass movement" against single-use plastic from October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The `Lagaan` actor, in a tweet, urged everyone to strongly support Modi`s mission."The initiative by the Hon`ble PM @narendramodi to curb `single-use plastic` is an effort all of us should strongly support. It`s up to each of us to make sure we stop using `single-use plastic`." Aamir tweeted.

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Aamir is also one of the founders of Paani Foundation, along with his wife Kiran Rao. The non-profit, non-governmental organization works on drought prevention and watershed management in the state of Maharashtra.

This isn`t the first time that a Bollywood actor has made an effort to garner people`s attention towards environmental issues.

In June this year, Salman Khan gave a subtle yet impactful message on single-use plastic. The actor posted a video where he can be seen offering water to a monkey, whom he calls his `Bajrangi Bhaijaan`, in a plastic bottle.

The monkey, however, refuses. Khan then offers water in a glass and `Bajrangi Bhaijaan` is quick to accept it."Hamara bajrangi bhaijaan plastic ki bottle se paani nahi peeta (Our Bajrangi Bhaijaan does not drink water from a plastic bottle)," Salman captioned the video.

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While the video was shared on a lighter note, hidden in it is a message to stop using plastic bottles.