PM Modi To Be Awarded By Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation For Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 September 2019, 03:04 PM
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates (File Photo: PTI)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates (File Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be facilitated by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan project during his visit to the US. MoS PMO, Jitendra Singh on Monday made the announcement on Twitter, "Another award, another moment of pride for every Indian as PM Modi's diligent and innovative initiative bring laurels from across the world. PM Modi to receive award from Bill Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan during his visit to US (sic)".

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. Based in Seattle, Washington, it was launched in 2000 and is reported to be the largest private foundation in the world.

PM Modi is also set to receive Russia's highest award next week. PM Modi will be in Russia’s Vladivostok from September 4 to 5 to attend the Eastern Economic Forum. He will hold the annual summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin who will bestow him with the “Order of the St Andrew the Apostle” award.

Earlier in April this year, Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India tweeted, “On April 12, 2019, Indian PM Narendra Modi was decorated with Order of St Andrew the Apostle-highest state decoration of Russia -for exceptional services in promoting special and privileged strategic partnership between Russian and India.” 

Earlier, PM Modi was honoured with the 'Order of Zayed' the UAE's highest civilian award, as a mark of appreciation for his efforts to boost bilateral ties between the two nations.

First Published: Monday, September 02, 2019 02:48 PM
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