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International Women's Day: PM Modi pays homage to oldest Swachh Bharat warrior 106-yr-old Kunwar Bai, encourages everyone to share stories of their inspirations

"Through their exemplary deeds, several women have left an indelible mark in the history of humankind. They continue to inspire generations. I urge you to write about some women who inspire you," PM Modi said on Twitter.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: March 08, 2018 14:33 IST ]
International Women's Day: PM Modi pays homage to oldest
Image Source : NARENDRA MODI/TWITTER International Women's Day: PM Modi pays homage to oldest SBM warrior - 106-year-old Kunwar Bai

On this International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wants everyone to share the stories about remarkable women who have inspired us. 

"Through their exemplary deeds, several women have left an indelible mark in the history of humankind. They continue to inspire generations. I urge you to write about some women who inspire you," PM Modi said on Twitter, sharing the hashtag #SheInspiresMe. 

Offering thoughts on his inspiration, PM Modi remembered Kunwar Bai, the 106-year-old Swachh Bharat Mission warrior from Chhattisgarh who sold her goats in order to build toilets. 

"Her contribution towards a Swachh Bharat can never be forgotten. I am deeply inspired by her noble gesture," PM said in a tweet. Kunwar Bai passed away earlier this year.

"I will always cherish the time when I had the opportunity to seek Kunwar Bai’s blessings during one of my visits to Chhattisgarh. Kunwar Bai lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who are passionate towards fulfilling Bapu’s dream of a clean India," he added.

Wishing the country on the women's day, President Ram Nath Kovind called for a future where every woman has the right to dream, and to fulfil her dream.

"On International Women's Day greetings to women in India and across our planet. Women are the sheet-anchor of society, an inspiration for their families and for our nation. Let us work to a future where every woman has the right to dream, and to fulfil her dream," @rashtrapatibhvn tweeted.

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