Houston: Prime Minister Narendra Modi retains a watch for cleanliness even outdoors India, displaying to the world that he practises what he preaches.
On his arrival on the George Bush Intercontinental airport right here on Saturday for the “Howdy, Modi” neighborhood occasion, the prime minister was offered with a bouquet of flowers by an American dignitary, receiving him together with US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla and different senior officers.
A flower fell off the bouquet and to everybody’s shock, Modi bent down and picked it up himself.
The prime minister can be awarded the “Global Goalkeepers Award” on the Lincoln Centre by the Invoice and Melinda Gates Basis for management within the discipline of sanitation by the “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”.
He can be recognised for “the progress India is making in improving sanitation, as part of its drive toward achievement of the UN sustainable development goals”, in keeping with the Gates Basis, which has identified that globally, sanitation-related ailments kill practically 5 lakh kids yearly.
Over 10 crore bathrooms have been in-built India for the reason that launch of the Swachh Bharat programme on October 2, 2014.
“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,” a supply stated.