In the News: A Toilet For Every School, Says PM Modi
A Toilet For Every School, Says PM Modi, Calling for ‘Clean India’
He shared that the first thing he did after coming to power in May was to work on cleanliness. “This is a very big task,” he said.
Referencing Mahatma Gandhi, who he said gave the greatest importance to cleanliness, Mr Modi said, “If 125 crore people resolve not to dirty our surroundings, no force on earth can come and dirty our country.”
Mr Modi’s focus on toilets and cleanliness, unconventional for Independence Day speeches by Prime Ministers, drew praise on social media.
“Great to hear names of Aurbindo Vivekananda and Lal Bahadur in an independence speech. A truly inspiring speech from toilets to technology.”tweeted @rashneek
Sarika D. Sharma posted, “A really different speech from the PM – rape, women, toilets everything on his agenda.”