Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the Global Goalkeeper Award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by the Indian government. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was one of the first few ambitious projects that PM Modi launched in his first term at the Centre in 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the Global Goalkeeper Award at toni
ght’s Goalkeepers Global Goals Awards. This award recognizes the progress India has made in providing safe sanitation under his leadership. No such campaign was seen or heard about in any other country in the recent past. It might have been launched by our government, but people took control of it. The poor people and the women of India were benefitted the most by it.
the highlight of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was the 11 crore toilets that were constructed in rural areas benefitting rural sanitation. He also added that the due to lack of toilets, a number of girls had to drop out of schools. They had to abandon their education mid-way and sit at home.