Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on International Women’s Day to talk about a 106-year-old woman who had inspired him, and urged others to “write about some women who inspire you.”
Kunwar Bai, a resident of Chhattisgarh, sold her goats, her sole source of livelihood in order to build a toilet in her village.
It was the first toilet in the village that was built in 15 days and cost Rs 22,000.
“Her contribution towards a Swachh Bharat can never be forgotten. I am deeply inspired by her noble gesture,” shared PM Modi.
“I will always cherish the time when I had the opportunity to seek Kunwar Bai’s blessings during one of my visits to Chhattisgarh,” he added.