Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive an award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for his flagship cleanliness campaign-Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan-during his visit to the United States later this month.
Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh on Monday, in a tweet, announced that the Prime Minister will receive international recognition for his "diligent and innovative" initiatives which will bring "laurels" for the country.
Another award,another moment of pride for every Indian, as PM Modi's diligent and innovative initiatives bring laurels from across the world.— Dr Jitendra Singh (@DrJitendraSingh) September 2, 2019
Sh @narendramodi to receive award from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for #SwachhBharatAbhiyaan during his visit to the United States. pic.twitter.com/QlsxOWS6jT
The Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by the Modi government in 2014 and its components include the construction of household toilets, community and public toilets and solid waste management.
(Inputs from ANI)