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105-yr-old who sold goats to build toilets, made 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' mascot

ANI
Published Sep 14, 2016, 7:32 am IST
Updated Sep 14, 2016, 10:39 am IST
Prime Minister Modi will felicitate Kunwar Bai in the national capital to mark 'Swachhta Diwas' on September 17.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi had  lauded Kunwar bai’s efforts (Photo: Twitter)
 Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lauded Kunwar bai’s efforts (Photo: Twitter)

New Delhi: 105-year-old Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building toilet by selling off her goats, has been chosen as the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' mascot.

Prime Minister Modi will felicitate Kunwar Bai in the national capital to mark 'Swachhta Diwas' on September 17.

 

Kunwar Bai had sold-off her 8-10 goats to build two toilets at her home. Subsequently, she started showing other villagers the toilets at her home while informing them about its importance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had in February touched her feet during a rally in Rajnandgaon.

The Prime Minister, who was in Chhattisgarh to launch the ambitious Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban (rural-urban) Mission, felicitated Kunwar Bai from Kotabharri village of Dhamtari and then touched her feet to seek blessings.

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