Gates Foundation to honour PM Modi for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

In a major recognition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the US based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will confer the PM with an award for his clean India initiative which was launched during his first term at the Centre in 2014.

The foundation has decided to honour Modi with the award during his visit to the US later this month.

Minister of state in the PMO, Jitendra Singh made the announcement and said, “Another award, another moment of pride for every Indian as PM Modi’s diligent and innovative initiatives bring laurels from across the world. PM Modi to receive award from Bill Melinda Gates Foundation for #SwachhBharatAbhiyaan during his visit to the United States.”

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