Bhumi Pednekar
Bhumi Pednekar. Image credit: Instagram

Bollywood actor Bhumi Pednekar on Thursday launched an anti-spitting campaign that aims to educate people about how spitting can also lead to the spread of COVID-19.

The actor has been roped in by an NGO ‘Pledge for Life’ as the face of spit free India campaign.

Posting a video on Instagram, Pednekar urged her followers to join the spit-free India campaign.

“We have to defeat Coronavirus and everyone has to join hands. Leave the habit of spitting. We have to save the country,” Pednekar said.

“Currently, our country is under the threat of Corona and the fatal disease spreads even by spitting!” she added.

She also spoke about her previous social campaign related to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan that encouraged people to avoid open defecation and use toilets instead.

“The way we all have come together to get associated with the Toilet campaign and pledged to make the country clean. Similarly, let’s pledge to make the country Corona free, by avoiding spitting here and there,” she said

“Do your bit, do not spit. Let’s come together and join the spit-free India movement,” she added.

 

The Centre had earlier made decided to impose fines on people found spitting in public places.

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