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Modi remembers Chhattisgarh's Kunwar Bai on Women's Day

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today said several women had left an "indelible mark in the history of mankind" through their "exemplary deeds" and paid tribute to the late Bai, the mascot of his flagship Clean mission.

In a series of posts on Twitter, the also urged people to write about women who had inspired them and use the hash tag #SheInspiresMe.

Through their exemplary deeds, several women have left an indelible mark in the history of humankind. They continue to inspire generations. I urge you to write about some women who inspire you. #SheInspiresMe, tweeted on

Lauding Bai, who passed away at the age of 106 earlier this year, the said she sold her goats, reportedly her only asset, to build two toilets at her home in Chhattisgarh's Kotabharri village.

Her contribution towards a Swachh Bharat (Clean India) cannot be forgotten, he said and added that he was deeply inspired by her noble gesture.

I will always cherish the time when I had the opportunity to seek Bais blessings during one of my visits to Kunwar Bai lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who are passionate towards fulfilling Bapus dream of a clean #SheInspiresMe, added.

The prime minister also shared photographs and a video clip of him felicitating Kunwar Bai during a programme in the state two years ago.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 11:40 IST