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105-yr-old, who sold off her goats to build toilet, made Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mascot

A 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. Determined to stop the ritual of

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: September 14, 2016 14:12 IST ]
Kunwar Bai- Swacch Bharat Mascot
Kunwar Bai- Swacch Bharat Mascot

A 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.

Determined to stop the ritual of open defecation in her family, Chhattisgarh's Kunwar Bai sold off some eight to ten of her goats to build toilets in the house.Subsequently, she started showing other villagers the toilets at her home while informing them about its importance.

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

Earlier this year, 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.+

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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