Citizens of Tikarpara, a posh locality in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh, have discovered it to their “relief” and amusement on Friday.
Bhopal: This “Gabbar Singh”, unlike the character in epic Sholay, is, hold your breath, a garbage looter.
Citizens of Tikarpara, a posh locality in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh, have discovered it to their “relief” and amusement on Friday. A Swachh Bharat campaign saw emergence of “Gabbar Singh” who rode a horse along with his “gang members” to reach Tikarpara to strike “terror” among the locals who dared to ignore the cleanliness drive started by the Raipur Municipal Corporation (RMC).
“Kachra fekne par kitne jurmana rakha hai re (what penalty has been announced to throw garbage) ”, the local ward member Ejaz Tewar donning the character, was seen asking his “accomplice Samba” while mimicking the famous dialogue of Gabbar Singh in the “evergreen” Bollywood movie. Samba, played by N.Mishra, promptly replied “`5000, sarkar (my lord)”.
The street play reenacting Sholay scenes to spread the message of cleanliness among people under the “Mere Swachh Raipur” programme launched by the local municipal corporation appeared to have appealed to the locals very much.
“We had rehearsed the drama well before starting the street play as part of the Swachh Bharat campaign. People, in fact, were surprised to see ‘Gabbar Singh’ among them saying he landed in their area to loot garbage to generate awareness among them on cleanliness”, an officer of the corporation told this newspaper.