Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred the ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the government. The award from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was presented to PM Modi by Bill Gates in New York. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or the Clean India Mission, was one of the first few ambitious projects that PM Modi launched in his first term at the Centre in 2014.
“I DEDICATE THIS AWARD TO THE PEOPLE OF INDIA”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the award for the sanitation scheme to those Indians who had transformed the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan into a mass movement and made it a part of their daily lives.
“WHEN 1.3 INDIANS PLEDGE, ANY CHALLENGE CAN BE WON”
Terming it a significant moment for him to receive the award on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, PM Narendra Modi said Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is proof that when 1.3 billion Indians take a pledge, any challenge can be overcome.
“INDIA IS FULFILLING MAHATMA GANDHI’S DREAM”
The Prime Minister said that India is making remarkable progress in fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Swachh Bharat.
“THE POOR WOMEN AND YOUNG GIRLS KNOW THE REAL WORTH OF TOILETS WE built”
In the last five years, a record of more than 11 crore toilets was constructed benefitting the poor and women of the country the most, he said. It has also boosted economic activity in villages.
“INDIA CAN SHARE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE FOR IMPROVING GLOBAL SANITATION COVERAGE”
Talking about improving global sanitation coverage, Modi said that India is ready to share its expertise and experiences with other nations, so that there can be a collective effort to increase sanitation coverage.
He spoke about India’s efforts in preventive healthcare through mission mode movements like Fit India Movement and Jal Jeevan Mission. Public health experts have said that India will need to keep up the success of the scheme as it is helping make the country healthy. #ZebaWarsia – NMTV News.