- PM Narendra Modi conferred with Global Goalkeeper award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- PM Modi received the international award for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
- He dedicated the award to Indians and said people made the cleanliness mission a success
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the government.
The award was presented by Bill Gates in New York on Wednesday morning. Swachh Bharat Mission or Clean India Mission was among the first few ambitious projects launched by the Modi government in 2014.
Receiving the award in the year in which nation is going to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth Anniversary is personally significant for me.
The Prime Minister said he shared the honour with his countrymen and dedicated the award to those who transpired the entire campaign into people’s movement.
Laying more emphasis on the success of the campaign he said that the poor people and women have benefitted the most from the movement.
Due to the lack of toilets, a number of girls had to drop out of the schools. Our daughters want to study, but due to lack of toilets, they have to abandon their education mid-way and sit at home,” PM Modi added.
Gandhiji used to say a village could only become a model when it is completely clean. Today we are heading towards making India a model, he further stated.
PM’s fifth day is going to be another jam-packed day for him. On Wednesday, he had a meeting with Bloomberg founder Michael Bloomberg and also had attended Bloomberg Business Forum in which top global leaders came together to address issues like global warming.
PM is also going to attend the India-CARICOM meet with 14 Caribbean leaders. This is the first-ever India-CARICOM summit with 14 leaders of the Caribbean nations where the Prime Minister is going to address the leaders.