Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched ambitious waste collection project in Jodhpur and said that waste management was the first thing that came to the mind when we think of urban problems.
The actor, who launched 'Waste Free Jodhpur' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium, said waste accumulation was one of the biggest menaces of the urban India. "I wish I could launch such a drive in Mumbai, but I am happy that Jodhpur took this initiative and expressed its determination to deal with one of the biggest menaces of the urban India," Khan said.
He also announced a donation of Rs 11 lakh for the project and wished it to be a huge success. Khan also expressed his desire to associate with the drive and replicate in other cities.
The actor, who has taken up the issue of waste management in one of the episodes of his acclaimed serial 'Satyamev Jayate', was invited by the administration of Jodhpur to launch the project. "When one thinks of solution to various urban problems, the waste management comes first," he said.
"There will be hurdles but this fight has to be won and there cannot be any better occasion than the Independence Day that we exhibited determination to get freedom from waste," Khan said.
Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Friday launched \'Waste Free Jodhpur\' project from the Umaid Singh Stadium