Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra and her husband businessman Raj Kundra have been awarded the Champion of Change 2019 Award for their efforts towards encouraging people to take up the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.
Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee handed the award to Shilpa on Monday within the Capital.
“Its a moment of real proud to be honored with this award and I strongly feel that every citizen must emphasize keeping their country clean. Cleanliness starts from the mind. If you keep your home clean, then why not the country? This year I even have planted 480 trees to offset my entire carbon footprint. It’s every citizen’s responsibility to require care of our precious planet not only for this but also our future,” she said.
Nandan Jha, chairperson IFIE (Interactive Forum on Indian economy), said: “Its a privilege to announce that Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been selected for the Champions Change of Award 2019 for her contribution in the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan.”
The renowned Bollywood actress, health enthusiast, and yoga practitioner added “Big change in our environment happens due to small initiative in our lifestyle.
“My first lifestyle change had started with turn off lights as soon as I leave that room. I’m extremely mindful of that. The general tendency is to wait for someone else to switch it off. Also, don’t leave the water running when you’re brushing your teeth. A lot of people do this unknowingly. They don’t realize that turning the tap off between brushing and gargling can save such a lot of water. These little habits can cause an enormous change,” she said.
In Bollywood, she has started shooting for ‘Hungama 2’ and can even be seen in ‘Nikamma’.