Chennai: Yet again Narendra Modi took social media to storm as he goes plogging in a public beach of Mamallapuram on Saturday. The Prime Minister who reached to Mahabalipuram near Chennai on Friday for the Indo-China informal summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping and has turned to a tourist guide taking Xi around Mahabalipuram. Hours after he stunned the nation with his traditional Veshti look, he dropped a post from his official Twitter account about his 30-minute plogging in the beach of Mamallapuram. He later handed over the trash collected to the hotel staff Jeyaraj. As the hashtag #Plogging went trending, the citizens went searching for what it meant. But actually, what is ‘Plogging’?
Plogging is a combination of jogging and quickly stopping to pick up trash while you jog. It is actually a word framed out of the combination of words ‘jogging’ and ‘plocka upp’ which means ‘to pick up’ in Swedish. A running enthusiast Erik Ahlström started this moment in 2016 in Sweden and it took almost 3 years to reach our country. Modi has mentioned Ripu Daman, India’s first plogger in his “Mann ki Baat” address and has praised his efforts towards fit India.
Plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram this morning. It lasted for over 30 minutes.
Also handed over my ‘collection’ to Jeyaraj, who is a part of the hotel staff.
Let us ensure our public places are clean and tidy!
Let us also ensure we remain fit and healthy. pic.twitter.com/qBHLTxtM9y
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 12, 2019