Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday conferred the Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his government’s Swachh Bharat mission.
PM Modi thanked Gates Foundation for recognising India’s strides in cleanliness.
He dedicated the award to 130 crore people of India and their collective endeavours to improve cleanliness.
“I dedicate the Global Goalkeeper Award, conferred by the @gatesfoundation, 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,” PM Modi said.
“The Gates Foundation has honoured me with the Global Goalkeeper Award at a time when the world is marking Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary and when India has made remarkable progress in fulfilling his dream of a Swachh Bharat,” Modi added.
Modi further said the success of the Swachh Bharat Mission is due to the people of India. They made this their own movement and ensured the desired results were attained.
“India is ready to share best practices with other nations so that we can collectively work to improve global sanitation coverage,” he added.