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Aishwarya Rai, leading singers to felicitate Clean India champs at Safaigiri Awards

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MUMBAI: The India Today Group announces the 2 edition of the India Today Safaigiri Awards 2016 - a platform that will showcase and felicitate the pioneering efforts of those who are leading the change in cleanliness. This is in continuation to the first edition that was launched in 2015, one year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi nominated India Today Group chairman and editor in chief Aroon Purie to be a Clean India advocate.

The event will be held on 2 October, the second anniversary of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan launchand the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. India Today Safaigiri Awards and Singathon will be a daylong event and will get musicians together to celebrate the Safaigiri movement. The biggest names in music will come together to spread the “Safai ki Dhun”.

Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai and Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting union minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will be the key note speakers at the India Today Safarigiri Awards. They will also be presenting the awards to the Clean India Champions.

The event will be highlighted by the Safai Singathon with singers performing throughout the day. The singers attending the daylong event include – Mika Singh, Adnan Sami, Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Shalmali Kholgade, Shilpa Rao, Rekha Bhardwaj, Hans Raj Hans & Himesh Reshammiya.

The winners are selected across categories through a process of online entries, field work, and selection by a jury of eminent citizens. The jury members include India Today Group chairman and editor-in-chief Aroon Purie, Indian author Chetan Bhagat, MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, actor Vidya Balan, Feedback Infrastructure Services chairman Vinayak Chatterjee, Sulabh International founder Bindeswar Pathak and Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC) director and vice chairman Rajiv B Lall. Chetan Bhagat, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Vidya Balan, Vinayak Chatterjee, Bindeswar Pathak, Rajiv B Lall, Mika Singh, Adnan Sami, Sukhwinder Singh, Kailash Kher, Shalmali Kholgade, Shilpa Rao, Rekha Bhardwaj, Hans Raj Hans, Himesh Reshammiya

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