If all goes well, Super Star Rajinikanth is set to become a brand ambassador for Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to create awareness among Bangaloreans on the importance of segregation of waste at source, thus removing the stigma of Garden City becoming Garbage City.
BS Satyanarayana, the newly elected mayor of the BBMP, said he would leave no stone unturned to convince Rajini, who happened to be his schoolmate, to join the efforts to create awareness among public in the city. He said Rajini has fans all over the world and his advice would be followed by many people in the city.
“Other corporators and I will go to Chennai to extend an invitation to Rajinikanth, who was my senior at APS High School. I am sure my friend will not disappoint me,’’ said the Mayor, brimming with confidence. Satyanarayana said he also planned to invite Kannada movie star Upendra for the programme.
“I want their presence to motivate not only students, but also vendors and traders in and around KR market where cleaning is being taken up on every Monday,’’ the mayor said.
Congratulating the students of APS College, who took part in cleaning garbage in and around KR market on Monday, the mayor said the objective of the cleaning programme was to ensure that the market, which attracted a large number citizens, should have a hygienic ambience.
Rajani Murugan, president, Karnataka State Rajaniji Seva Samithi, welcomed the BBMP mayor’s idea of inviting Rajinikanth to promote cleanliness in the city. “Our executive committee members and thousands of Rajini fans will also take part in the cleaning programme whenever Rajini Sir participates in the cleaning programme,’’ he said.
M Gunasekhar alias Guna, president, Bangalore Rajinikanth fans’ association, said the presence of the superstar would make a positive impact on traders and vendors at the KR market.