Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mascot Kunwar Bai dies at 106
Dharmatri: Kunwar Bai, who grew to become the mascot of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, handed away on the age of 106 on Friday.
Impressed by the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, she had bought off eight to 10 of her goats, her solely property, to lift Rs 22,000 to construct bogs at her home, in her village of Kotabharri, in Dhamtari district of Chhattisgarh.
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh expressed grief over demise. “My coronary heart is deeply saddened on the demise of Kunwar Bai, who lit the lamp of cleanliness in Chhattisgarh and obtained honour of ‘cleanliness messenger’ from Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji. It’s only the tip of the physique of mom Kunwar Bai, she is going to all the time be immortalised together with her good deeds,” he tweeted.
माननीय प्रधानमंत्री श्री @narendramodi जी के स्वच्छ भारत के सपने को आकार देने के लिए अपनी आजीविका के साधन बकरी को बेचकर शौचालय बनवाने वाली स्व. श्रीमती कुंवर बाई आज की पीढ़ी के लिए एक नई रोल-मॉडल हैं। उनकी प्रेरक कहानी आपसे शेयर कर रहा हूँ, ज़रूर देखें।https://t.co/gmOVvVGf2T
— Dr Raman Singh (@drramansingh) February 23, 2018
Kunwar Bai was chosen because the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan mascot in 2016. She was felicitated within the nationwide capital on September 17, 2016, to mark `Swachhta Diwas`.
In February 2016, PM Modi, whereas on a tour to Chhattisgarh to launch the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban (rural-urban) Mission, had felicitated Kunwar Bai from Kotabharri village of Dhamtari and had then touched her ft to hunt blessings.
WATCH: Kurrubhat (C’garh)-PM Modi touches ft of 104-yr-old girl who bought her goats to construct bogs,earlier todayhttps://t.co/8OA30NKfMH
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 21, 2016
“An aged girl of 104 years who stays in a distant village, doesn’t watch TV or learn papers, however the message of constructing bogs below clear India mission someway reached her. She bought off her goats to construct rest room at residence and in addition inspired others from the village to construct,” PM Modi had stated.
Kunwar Bai labored tirelessly to unfold consciousness about utilizing bogs amongst her fellow villagers and because of her efforts, the district of Dhamtari grew to become the primary to be declared open defecation free in 2016.
(With Company inputs)