- Modi said that it was not mine but the honor of millions of Indians.
- Gates Foundation said – The campaign has provided sanitation protection to 50 million people in India.
- The award has previously been received by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Liberia President Sirleaf.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honored with the Global Goalkeeper Award for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He has been awarded the Bill Gates by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. After receiving the award, Modi said that over 11 crore toilets have been constructed in the last five years. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has increased the dignity of women. The campaign has benefited the poor and women, as well as employment in the villages.
On this occasion, the Foundation said that the campaign has provided sanitation protection to 50 million people in India. The Prime Minister thanked the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation after receiving the award.
PM Narendra Modi Sharee Tweet on Social media, I dedicate the Global Goalkeeper Award, conferred by the gates foundation, to the 130 crore people of India and the collective endeavours of our nation to improve cleanliness. It makes me most happy that India’s successes in sanitation have helped women and children the most.
Modi said that this honor is not mine but it belongs to the millions of Indians who have not only accomplished the concept of a clean India but have incorporated it into everyday life. It is also important for me personally to receive this award on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. This is proof that any challenge can be achieved if 130 million people start to fulfill a single resolution.