Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received the prestigious goalkeepers award the Bill-Melinda Gates foundation for his contribution towards cleanliness and spreading awareness on the issue.The Global Goalkeeper Award is an annual award given the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a part of the Global Goals Awards.
An official statement from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation stated:
“Before the Swachh Bharat mission, over 500 million people in India did not have access to safe sanitation, and now, the majority do. There is still a long way to go, but the impacts of access to sanitation in India are already being realised. The Swachh Bharat mission can serve as a model for other countries around the world that urgently need to improve access to sanitation for the world’s poorest.”