Ved Prakash has become no less than a celebrity. One can see long queues of locals and tourists passing by wanting to click a selfie with him. His deceptive looks and colourful turban add to the charm. His amusing message and inspiring initiative are viral on social media. He talks to founderINDIA about his girlfriend and the much-talked-about campaign.
#SwachhBharat Ambassador – Who is he?
Ved works at Hotel Leela, Chanakyapuri, Delhi as Housekeeping Manager. Despite a job that’s pretty exhaustive, Ved Prakash prefers not to spend his weekly offs dosing off and relaxing only. Instead, he devotes a few hours, spreading the message of prime minister Narendra Modi’s #SwachhBharat campaign.
Facing the scorching heat of Delhi (it was 44 degree celsius when we spotted him) the man calmly stands, smiling and showing placards with interesting messages around the campaign. His main message – “for the sake of a good girlfriend, one should support the clean India campaign.”
His undisclosed girlfriend, who lives in Mumbai, happens to be the inspiration behind the part that Ved plays in the campaign. She urged him to join in the clean India drive, and play the role of a responsible citizen. Ved realised the importance of #SwachhBharat, and respected his girlfriend’s mature views. Today, Ved’s efforts, the news of his contribution, and his growing popularity reach his girlfriend through social media. His initiative has further strengthened their bond.
India needs more such millennial who are committed to do their bit in building a #NewIndia.