Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi received the ‘Global Goalkeeper’ Award by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, on 24 September 2019. The award ceremony took place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York.
Prime Minister dedicated the award to those Indians who transformed the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan into a mass movement and made it a part of their daily lives.
“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.” Prime Minister said after receiving the award.
Terming it as a significant moment personally to receive the award on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister said Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is proof that when 130 crore Indians take a pledge, any challenge can be overcome. He added that India is remarkable progress in fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi’s dream of a Swachh Bharat.
“In the last five years, a record more than 11 crore toilets were constructed. This mission has benefitted the poor and women of the country the most”, Prime Minister noted. In addition to the sanitation and health benefits, building of 11 crore toilets has also boosted economic activity in villages, PM added.
Speaking about improving global sanitation coverage, Prime Minister said that India is ready to share its expertise and experiences with other nations, so that there can be collective effort towards increasing sanitation coverage.
Prime Minister also mentioned about India’s efforts towards preventive healthcare through mission mode movements like Fit India Movement and Jal Jeevan Mission.
Thankful to the @gatesfoundation for recognising India’s strides in cleanliness. https://www.pscp.tv/w/cFq1bTMyMjExNTJ8MVlxeG9kYm5vbU1LdvrEj9AnrI8h9sfgV4nY6tntlhrSEsXAXnzpkeIVVBU9 …Narendra Modi @narendramodiThankful to the @gatesfoundation for recognising India’s strides in cleanliness.pscp.tv13.5K6:37 AM – Sep 25, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy3,167 people are talking about this
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.29.2K7:05 AM – Sep 25, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy5,523 people are talking about this
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.15.4K7:06 AM – Sep 25, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy3,496 people are talking about this
India is ready to share best practices with other nations so that we can collectively work to improve global sanitation coverage.30K7:07 AM – Sep 25, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy5,706 people are talking about this
इसी उम्मीद के साथ बिल एंड मिलिंडा गेट्स फाउंडेशन के तमाम साथियों को, इस अवॉर्ड के लिए और यहां मौजूद बाकी साथियों को फिर से धन्यवाद के साथ मैं अपनी बात समाप्त करता हूं।: PM2,9456:16 AM – Sep 25, 2019Twitter Ads info and privacy529 people are talking about this