Salman Khan is known for his philanthropy very widely. The actor met Mumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta on Saturday and accepted Bombay Municipal Corporation’s proposal to become their brand ambassador against open defecation. Salman has also decided to donate five state-of-the-art mobile toilets for the campaign in Bandra, where the ‘Sultan’ actor resides. (Read: Salman Khan’s Journey)
The toilets will be set up in various parts of the city for slum dwellers and for homeless migrants. Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray was present at the meeting. “Having a large fan following and being a popular actor, Salman’s support in terms of offering five mobile toilets across the city would help us reducing the cases of open defecation,” said Ajoy Mehta.
Salman, who encourages Swacch Bhaarat Abhiyaan in social media and who has been known to transform villages clean during the shoot of ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, said “In a mega-city like Mumbai, this looks really awkward to find people defecating in open. I will try my best to tell them to do away with this practice.”
The mobile toilets will be called ‘Bhai Ke Toilets’ to encourage people to stop defecating in the open. “People will be told that Salman Bhai has donated toilets for them to use. These will be promoted as Bhai ke Toilets. And with this, we are hoping people will start using them” a senior officer of the BMC was quoted as saying.