PM Narendra Modi Thanks Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation For Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019, Says 'India Fulfilling Gandhi's Dream of Swachh Bharat'
PM Narendra Modi (Photo Credits: PTI/File)

New Delhi, September 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanked Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Friday for conferring upon him the Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019 for his leadership and commitment to the Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan. He also said that his government had taken initiatives to improve cleanliness and sanitation in the last five years. The award is presented every year to a politician who shows commitment to the Global Goals through impactful work in his/her country. Bill Gates to Honour India's Modi Despite Kashmir Concerns.

PM Modi tweeted, “I thank the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for conferring upon me the Global Goalkeepers Goals Award 2019. Over the last five years India has taken many efforts to improve cleanliness and sanitation, fulfilling Gandhi Ji's dream of a Swachh Bharat.” Howdy, Modi Event: PM Narendra Modi Tweets Saying US President Donald Trump's 'Special Gesture' of Offering to Join Him in Houston Highlights Strong India-US Ties.

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The Prime Minister will embark on a seven-day visit to the United States on Saturday. During his visit, PM Modi will attend mega-event “Howdy, Modi” in Houston on September 22. He will also address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. This will be the first time the Prime Minister will address the UNGA in the high-level segment after 2014.

In other tweet, PM Modi said, “The USA visit will give me an excellent opportunity to interact with various global leaders. India will be hosting interactions with leaders of the Pacific Island States, and leaders of the CARICOM group on the margins of UNGA.” US President Donald Trump to Join PM Narendra Modi at ‘Howdy, Modi!’ in Houston, to Address Over 50,000 Indian-Americans: White House.

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On September 24, India will organize an event “Leadership matters: Relevance of Gandhi in contemporary times” to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi in the UN. Apart from addressing the UNGA, PM Modi will also attend the Climate Action Summit, an event on Universal Health Coverage, and opening plenary of the Bloomberg Global Business Forum.