PM Modi Receives Global Goalkeeper Award For Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Presented By Bill Gates

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Prime minister Narendra Modi was honored with 2019 Goalkeeper award for leading Swach Bharath Abhiyan launched by the government. This award was presented by Bill Gates and Melinda Gates foundation. After receiving this award, PM said he would like to dedicate the award to 130 crore people of India.

Modi honored with Goalkeeper award

The swatch Bharath mission was launched by the Indian government 4 years ago on 2nd October 2014. This mission strives to clean streets, roads, the infrastructure of India’s cities, towns, urban and rural areas. The purposes of Swachh Bharat also include improving cleanliness through solid and liquid waste management and making villages open-defecation free.

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Modi was awarded the 2019 Gates Foundation Goalkeeper award, given out to individuals “working to tackle the issues contributing to global inequity,” as the foundation slogan tells. Therefore, the Goalkeepers award attempts to bring collectively leaders from around the world to stimulate progress for ending poverty and fighting inequality.

There is no such campaign in the world

The Prime Minister said he shared the honor with the citizens of India and dedicated the award to those who converted the Swachh Bharat campaign into a “people’s movement.”

“No such campaign was discussed or heard about in any other country in the recent past. It might have been launched by our government, but people took charge of it,” Modi said.

The award from the Bill Gates was presented to PM Modi on Wednesday morning. “Managing human waste is one of the world’s oldest and toughest challenges. I would say most leaders are not willing to talk about it, in part, because the solutions aren’t that easy,” Gates said before he congratulated Modi.

“Due to a lack of toilets, several girls had to drop out of schools. Our daughters want to study, but because of the lack of toilets, they had to abandon their education midway and sit at home. The Swachh Bharat program has changed this, ” Modi said.

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