PM to receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan5Photo© timesofindia.indiatimes.com

PM to receive award from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with yet another award, this time it's by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for the PM's ambitious pet project, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

MoS PMO, Jitendra Singh on Monday made the announcement and said, "Another award, another moment of pride for every Indian as PM Modi's diligent and innovative initiatives 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)".

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, or the Clean India Mission, was one of the first few ambitious projects that PM Modi launched in his first term at the Centre in 2014. The project was launched as an ode to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on October 2, 2014.