Bill Gates Foundation to award Modi for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
New Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be honored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the Clean India Campaign. Modi is scheduled to visit the US on 25 September, during which he will be given the award. Union Minister Jitendra Singh gave this information by tweeting on Monday.
Jitendra Singh tweeted, “One more award, one more opportunity for every Indian to be proud of. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hard work and his progressive steps were appreciated all over the world. Modi will receive the Swach Bharat Abhiyan Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on his next US tour.
It was also awarded in UAE and Bahrain
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi was conferred with the Order of Zayed, the highest honor of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on 24 August by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Modi reached Bahrain on the same day. Where Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa honored Modi with ‘The King Hamad Order of the Renaissance’.
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan started in 2014
Prime Minister Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti in 2014. He had said that for the sake of being an Indian citizen, it is our social responsibility to fulfill the dream of Swachh Bharat till we celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in 2019.