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Bill Gates lauds PM Modi, says inspired by India

Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates seems to be in awe of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after lauding PM Modi on his ‘bold move’ of demonetizing high-value currency notes, he has now taken to Twitter to appreciate his ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’ (Clean India Mission).

“Indian Prime Minister @narendramodi put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about,” he said while providing statistics on household toilets in the country.

He however, doesn’t seem to get over India. He took to Twitter again on Monday and spoke about how India inspires him

In his blog, Gates wrote, “Nearly three years ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi made one of the boldest comments on public health that I have ever heard from an elected official. It’s still having a big impact today.

I can’t think of another time when a national leader has broached such a sensitive topic so frankly and so publicly. Even better, Modi backed up his words with actions. Two months after that speech, he launched a campaign called Clean India (“Swachh Bharat” in Hindi), which now includes ending open defecation nationwide by 2019, installing 75 million toilets throughout the country-75 million!-and making sure that no untreated waste is dumped into the environment,” he added.

A video made by Gates on India’s efforts to improve sanitation made by Gates was also made public on last Tuesday.


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