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September 25, 2019 11:30
Narendra Modi Receives Global Goalkeeper Award

Amid controversies, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Tuesday has conferred Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the ‘Global Goalkeeper Award’ for launching Clean India Mission or Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in 2014 during his first term at the Center.

The award was granted to PM Modi in New York on Wednesday morning. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a nation-wide campaign in India launched with an aim to clean up the streets, roads and infrastructure of India's cities, towns, urban, and rural areas.

On receiving the award, PM Modi in a series of tweets said:

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.

The @gatesfoundation 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.

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.

Early this year, Narendra Modi received the United Nation’s highest environmental honor, the “Champions of the Earth Award”, from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

By Sowmya Sangam

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