Udaipur : Stand up comedian Raju Srivastav, fondly known as ‘ Gajodhar Bhaiya’ among fans, swept a dirty patch of the Hedgewar park here on Wednesday inspiring people to join the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. The ace comedian is on a special fortnight drive (9-27 March) to spread awareness on the Swachhta mission and before arriving at Udaipur, he has covered 12 cities including Jabalpur, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Kanpur, Lucknow, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajsamand. Post spinning his magic on the audience Srivastava was nominated as one of the “Nav Ratan” by PM Narendra Modi for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan. Advocating his vision of a clean and disease free India, Srivastav held a broom in his hand and asked all his fans across the nation to join him in the initiate to keep their cities clean.
Speaking to the media persons later, the comedian said “ Modi hails from a poor family and earned popularity internationally, after years of struggle. I connect with him for the same reasons of poverty and struggle and felt honored when he entrusted me with the duty to take forward his dream of making a clean and healthy nation. “ Its amusing that when Indians go out of the country, do not spit or urinate at public places. They do not violate any rules abroad, however as soon as they are back home, they resume to their old habits which is sickening” Raju stressed.
“ We need to be the change we want to see, therefore I would request everyone to pick up their broom sticks and do their bit, because every small bit is important and beneficial” he added. “ Before rising to glory I had many friends including Tangewallas, Pheriwalas, Autorickshaw drivers but after achieving success, my acquaintance profile changed. However,I still love to go back to my old friends and specially teach them the necessity to keep clean” Srivastava concluded.