Prime Minister Narendra Modi was conferred the ‘Global Goalkeeper’ award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched by his government. In a series of tweets in Hindi, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said Mr. Modi lauded the countrymen for contributing to the grand success of the cleanliness mission, saying he shared the honour with them.
“I’m extremely grateful to the United Nations (UN) for this programme & issuing a special commemorative stamp to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi” says Modi. He says ,”Gandhi ji never tried to create influence through his life but it became a source of inspiration. We are living in the era of ‘how to impress’ but Gandhi ji’s vision was ‘how to inspire’. He dedicated the award to those Indians who transformed the Swachh Bharat campaign into a “people’s movement” and accorded topmost priority to cleanliness in their day-to-day lives.
I thank all those who came for the special programme at the ÚN on the relevance of Gandhian thoughts: PM
The world comes together to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary!
I thank all those who came for the special programme at the @UN on the relevance of Gandhian thoughts.
In the august presence of various world leaders, a stamp on Gandhi Ji was released.