PM Modi Gets Hailed By Jharkhand CM On Getting Global Goalkeeper Award

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Raghubar Das, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand congratulates Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being honoured with the ‘Global Goalkeeper’s Award’ by Bill Gates.

Written By Ankita Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Raghubar Das, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on being honoured with the ‘Global Goalkeeper’s Award’ by the Founder of Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates. It was awarded as a consequence of the Swacch Bharat initiative introduced by the PM. The Jharkhand CM took to Twitter to express his emotions, stating that the Swacch Bharat Mission has had a positive impact on the lives of millions of people. Raghubar Das hailed the change brought by the PM further adding that the entire country is 'proud' of him. 

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Jharkhand CM and Swacch Bharat Abhiyan 

Raghubar Das in his tweet calls the initiative a unique one. Furthermore, he hails the PM, congratulating him on the success of the initiative. The Swacch Bharat Mission was launched by PM Modi on October 2, 2014, in honour of Mahatma Gandhi to make people realise the absolute importance of cleanliness and sanitation. The Indian government built over 100 million toilets under this project providing around 98% of Indian villages with free toilets. In an official statement, the Gates Foundation commended the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and said that it can serve as a model for other countries where they could take inspiration from. 

WATCH: Narendra Modi Receives Global Goalkeeper Award, Bill Gates Hails India

The Global Goalkeepers Award 

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation honours world leaders and individuals annually for their efforts in achieving the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as proposed by the United Nations. Prior to presenting the award to PM Modi a video was played featuring a voice-over by the legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan. The voice-over also presented some detailed statistics to the people in the crowd. In the past, the award has been received by Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and former President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. 

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