Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been appreciated and has been awarded the ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ for his Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mission launched by the government.
He receives the award from Bill Gates and Melinda Gates Foundation that was awarded by Bill Gates himself in New York on Wednesday morning. The mission is the first few ambitious projects that Modi have initiated and was launched in his first term at the Centre in 2014.
Bill Gates Foundation tweeted stating- “Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Global Goalkeeper Award at Tonight’s Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards. This award recognizes the progress India has made in providing safe sanitation under his leadership.”
“Getting the award in the year of Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary is personally significant for me. When 130 crore people take a pledge, any challenge can be overcome,” says PM Modi in one of his tweets.
He also goes on to add that no such campaign has been initiated or heard about in any other country in the recent past and that his government is the first to launch a campaign like Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.
He has also stressed the poor sanitation that girls have to go through which resulted in a huge drop in girls from schools. The poor maintenance of these toilets shouldn’t be a barrier to education for all the girls. The government, therefore, took the responsibility to help girls and women of the country to come out of this situation and it has come up with great performance in their duty.
“The campaign has not only improved the lives of crores of Indians, but it has also played a significant role in achieving the goals set by the UN,” Modi said