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Microsoft Bill Gates to Honour PM Modi with Annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Award

Microsoft Bill Gates to Honour PM Modi with Annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Award

Bill and Melinda Gates will be honouring India Prime Minister Narendra Modi to honor Modi’s Swachh Bharat Mission.

The Gates Foundation in a statement said Modi will receive its annual Goalkeepers Global Goals Award for providing 500 million people in India safer sanitation.

The Gates Foundation's annual event focusing on global inequality on September 24 and 25 coincides with the UN General Assembly gathering and has drawn big-name politicians and celebrities, from Barack Obama to Ed Sheeran.

Prime Minister Modi will be in the US next week to receive the foundation's award. He will also attend a rally with President Donald Trump in Houston.

Swachh Bharat Mission

The efforts to achieve universal sanitation coverage and to put focus on sanitation, the Prime Minister of India launched the Swachh Bharat Mission on 2nd October, 2014.

The aim of Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) is to achieve a clean and Open Defecation Free (ODF) India by 2nd October, 2019.

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