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On Women’s Day, PM Modi Remembers Swachh Bharat Mascot Kunwar Bai

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On the occasion of the International Women’s Day on Thursday, 8 March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to a social activist from Chhattisgarh, the late Kunwar Bai, who was chosen as a mascot for the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' programme.

A resident of Dhamtari district in Chhattisgarh, Kunwar Bai had sold off her goats to build a toilet at home. PM Modi took to Twitter to share his experience of meeting her and remembering the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot.

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The prime minister had met her in 2016 when he visited Chhattisgarh to launch the ambitious Shyama Prasad Mookerjee Rurban (rural-urban) Mission. He had felicitated Kunwar Bai for her contribution towards the Swachh Bharat Mission.

"I will always cherish the time when I had the opportunity to seek Kunwar Bai’s blessings during one of my visits to Chhattisgarh. Kunwar Bai lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who are passionate towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a clean India." - Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India

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I will always cherish the time when I had the opportunity to seek Kunwar Bai’s blessings during one of my visits to Chhattisgarh. Kunwar Bai lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who are passionate towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a clean India. #SheInspiresMe pic.twitter.com/Gdt5STszgr

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 8, 2018

Not just that, acknowledging the contribution of women in history, Prime Minister Modi urged people to write about the female figures who have inspired them in their lives.

(With inputs from ANI and DNA)

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