Kunwar Bai, who was chosen as the mascot for Swachh Bharat Abhiyan by PM Narendra Modi for building toilets by selling off her goats passed away at the age of 106.
Kunwar Bai was felicitated Kotabharri village of Dhamtari in Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also met her during a programme to declare Two development blocks – Ambagarh Chowki and Chhuriya – of Rajnandgaon open defecation free.
The leader appraising Bai’s efforts said,“An elderly woman of 104 years who stays in a remote village, does not watch TV or read papers, but the message of building toilets under clean India mission somehow reached her. She sold off her goats to build a toilet at home and also encouraged others from the village to build.”
The leader also asked media to share the inspiring story of story Kunwar Bai instead of covering him.