Ending the curiosity over the stick-like object which was seen with him while he was plogging on the Mamallapuram beach on Saturday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said it was an acupressure roller that he often uses. He also shared pictures of the acupressure roller he was holding at the beach. "Since yesterday, many of you have been asking - what is it that I was carrying in my hands when I went plogging at a beach in Mamallapuram. It is an acupressure roller that I often use. I have found it to be very helpful," he tweeted.
The prime minister had shared a three-minute video on his Twitter handle in which was he was seen cleaning up the beach by picking up plastic litter and other waste. He urged the people to ensure that public places are clean and tidy.
Picking litter while jogging is referred to as plogging. During his speech on Independence Day this year, he had announced a campaign to make the country free of single-use plastic.
In his Mann Ki Baat radio programme last month, Prime Minister Modi had hailed the efforts of India's perhaps first 'plogger' Ripudaman Belvi who has launched a campaign to pick up litter while jogging.
The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for a clean India, launched in 2014, has been his pet programme. He had said that while plogging is in use in foreign countries, in India Belvi has promoted it to a great extent. Last week, Modi termed plogging as "win-win because it improves fitness and the environment".
With PTI Inputs