Posted on November 8, 2014 at 9:34 pm

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Thanks To PM, Hand Wash Campaign Grabbed More Attention says Kajol!

Bollywood actress Kajol says that Hand Wash Campaign, a campaign that she supports, got a boost ever in the past few weeks courtesy Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It’s known that the PM recently emphasised on urgent need to inculcate the cleanliness habit as a preventive measure in the health care system.Talking about it, Kajol said in a recent interview,

“Modi himself talked about how hand washing is important and I was like, ‘Yay hand-washing is important and the Prime Minister also says so’. After that, the programme has grabbed a lot of attention. It has kind of become fashionable and a trend.”It’s noted that the actress had recently also attended the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) summit in September as the hand washing brand ambassador. What’s more, looks like the actress deeply believes in the cause as she further said, “Hand wash is the need of the hour instead of just a habit. Hand wash is the first basic and cost-effective step that we can adopt to prevent any disease. It was taught to us when we were kids, but we have forgotten about it.”

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What’s more, Kajol insists the hand-wash initiative goes “hand in hand” with PM Modi’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In fact the actress feels that her star power has helped her with the awareness as she said,

“These days there is information overload on TV and media, which confuses people. Hence, stars carry extra weight that is required to bring a cause into notice.”

Kajol has two children – daughter Nysa and son Yug – with husband Ajay Devgn. Sharing her experience of becoming more aware about general hygiene and cleanliness, the actress said that it all happened after she became a mother.

“It all started with my pregnancy and till the point I delivered her (Nysa), I was this complete anal retentive, paranoid fighting mother. After delivery, I called up my friends and told them not to come and meet me for at least six months. “I did all kind of things like I had hand sanitizes everywhere, baby burp cloth, used to ask everyone to wash hands before coming in, wear new clothes and remove shoes before entering the house,” she said.

However, the mother of two claims that she has calmed down, as she added saying,

“Now, I just insist on hand sanitizing, hand washing and removing of shoes before entering the house.”

Looks like Mommy Devgn knows what she’s talking about, so be sure to wash your hands – you never know what you might catch before touching someone. It safe to be cautious! #CleanIndia is a #HealthyIndia!