Published On : Wed, Sep 14th, 2016

105-year-old who sold goats to build toilet made Swachh Bharat mascot

14modi-kunwar105-year-old Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building toilet by selling off her goats, has been chosen as the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot.

The PM will felicitate Kunwar Bai at a function in the national capital to mark ‘Swachhta Diwas’ on September 17.

PM Modi had in February touched her feet during a rally in Rajnandgaon.

The PM, who was in Chhattisgarh to launch the ambitious Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban (rural-urban) Mission, felicitated Kunwar Bai from Kotabharri village of Dhamtari and then touched her feet to seek blessings.

Kunwar Bai had sold-off her 8-10 goats to build two toilets at her home.

Subsequently, she started showing other villagers the toilets at her home while informing them about its importance.