Kiren Rijiju Tweets Plogging Run Of Kayakers And Canoeing Players

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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has taken to Twitter to applaud the efforts of the Kayaking and Canoeing players as they took forwards PM Modi's plogging run

Written By Pritesh Kamath | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has taken to Twitter to applaud the efforts of the Kayaking and Canoeing players as they performed plogging run.

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About Plogging

Plogging is an exercise, a combination of jogging along with picking up litter. Plogging originated as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries around 2018 due to the increased concern about plastic pollution. The activity serves the purpose of exercising the body by jogging, bending, squatting and stretching while picking up litter along the route.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit to Tamil Nadu for the informal summit with Chinese President, performed the activity on the beach of Mahabalipuram in order to lead by example for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. As the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan' has been a storm in the country, doubled by Prime Minister's concern towards increasing plastic pollution, several people across the country have become sensitive to the issue of plastic pollution.

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Prime Minister's pledge to end single-use plastic by 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on several occasions has highlighted the concern of increasing plastic pollution and the hazards it causes to the environment. While addressing a gathering at the Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi pledged to end the use of single-use plastic in India by the year 2022.

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Rijiju on Swachh Bharat and plastic-free initiatives

The Union Sports Minister is known to share videos of civilians who are coming up with innovative ways to fight plastic pollution and in turn make way for a plastic-free world. Earlier in the month, Kiren Rijiju had shared a video of a fish-vendor who used leaves instead of plastic bags to sell fishes.

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