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On International Women's Day, PM Modi on the woman who inspired him


New Delhi, Mar 8 (TOI): On International Women's Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter 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 - to build a toilet in her village.

The toilet, the first in the village, 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.

Kunwar Bai passed away earlier this year, but "lives on in the hearts and minds of all those who are passionate towards fulfilling Bapu's dream of a clean India."

PM Modi is expected to visit Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu today to mark the start of the National Nutrition Mission, which "seeks to reduce under-nutrition and low birth weight, bring down anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and to reduce the prevalence of stunting among children."


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  • Krishna Kumar, Kodi/Bangaluru

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Its very much appreciated that PM is working for nutrition of the Children. However, we do not think about the children or wives or mothers, when killing people?? We cannot remain just preachers. It is always said " helping hand is better than praying lips". So let our actions become a prayer to save children first.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Finally, he justified himself to the honorary title given to him by the public. (guess ?)
    Some times back during the assembly elections he criticized MMS about his courage in dealing with PAK and just watch how daring is our NM

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  • Jamal, Bajpe

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Seriously PM.......⚘🤣🤣

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  • Arman, DUBAI

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    .... and the Oscar for the best actor goes to........... MODIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...........

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  • Charan, Mangalore/ Bangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Wow! Is there a limit for his Fekugiri? He knows his bakths very well.

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  • mohan sr., Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Nice Speach those who left their wife,s and mother .. . ...... After all women inspired him

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  • AMAR NATHAL, MANGALORE

    Fri, Mar 9 2018

    Hope many won't imitate him. What would have been the hue and cry of bjp if some other party leaders had our pm's credentials on women?

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  • PEDDA GUNDA, MANGALURU

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Modi should read this all comment from this portal and he will realize what he done in the past with regard to his personal life and wife.

    Why there is no MAHILA MORCHA against the PM

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  • PEDDA GUNDA, MANGALURU

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    First someone who should respect his own woman other than inspired from other woman ???

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    While we celebrate Woman's day today, let us not forget the 3 million women who are suffering due to abandonment by their husbands and set aside April First as the day in honour of those husbands.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Every successful person there is a women behind him. In Modiji s case who is she. ?

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  • geoffrey, hat hill

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Best tribute this country can give to all the women is to ditch/disown all men who have disowned/ditched their wives and lied about it.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Modiji cares a hoot to world renowned Stateswoman, the only Iron Lady, late Indira Gandhi who had guts to break POKERS bones and create Bangladesh. And our defense Minister trying to scare our enemy country by strong words. We will punish you in befitting way.
    Common.

    I salute late Indira Gandhi forever & ever.

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Modiji,
    It's time now to start another yojana, "PATNI BACHAO, PATNI SAMBHALO"
    Aaj ki Betiyan hi tho hai jo kal Patni banegi ?

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Heart felt sympathies to Jashodhaben ...

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    One Woman who beleaved him as he is her husbend for life time and he betrayed her now he is telling he is inspired by woman, 125 cores jantha dekh rahi hai Mr.Prime minister you are a liar,

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  • Raaz, Manglore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    What a Inspiration...kunwar bai why she sold her sole source of livelihood to build a toilet...Sir please catch the frauds who looted thousands of crores from our Bank..Spend those money to such a purpose, Please return that poor woman's Money with respectfully...Don't encourage this kind of things Poor's to sell their livelihood..(Respect her gesture)

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Problem with Modi Saab, his golden words come first without realizing the implication of such a praise.

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Where our National ladies who used to be active in this Forum.
    Common, time to express your comments.

    There are so many men in this world who are being inspired by another woman.

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  • Dr. Haneef Shabab, Bhatkal

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    What about the balidaan of our bhabi Jasodaben,
    despite of all the injustice done her from you,
    she never came in your way of growing to such an honorable post like PM of the country.
    You abandoned her and compelled to live like a destitute women,
    but she never sought any relief either from society neither from the court of law.... obviously to save you from embarrassment.
    Modi ji zindagi me ek baar to us satisavitri ko Salute karo!
    56" ka seena hai to itni himmat to dikhawo sir ji !!!

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    jeshodaben is a woman. she is neglected and abandoned by chaiwala. shame, shame...

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  • Flavian, Magaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Modiji is inspired by an outsider when own insider is languishing for so many years wih broken marriage. It is still not too late.

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  • Daniel, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    what?
    sure, no other from World can beat Indian Politicians!!!

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  • Ravi, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Can our PM speak some words on his wife Jasodaben (recently she met with a accident in Rajastan)...
    Bhashan...Bhashan....Bhashan.... STOP Bhashan's now.....

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    First try to impose toughest punishment (death by hanging) on the rapists. why wasting time and resources on such pending cases.
    Secondly all the money which has been robed or siphoned from the banks could have been used good purpose. Try to recover such wealth from the cheaters who are relaxing outside the country. What Ambani's are doing with so much wealth ?

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  • shaji, Calicut

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    Its strange that our PM forgot his own life partner. He has deserted her like a waste and preaching others to respect women. this is another Fekugiri.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    The wolf in sheep's clothing for no reason left an innocent girl is anguish and denied her of a blissful married life and left her to rot, what a shame? Bechari Jashodaben

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  • Nasir, Bajpe

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    How about your wife Mr. Modi

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Mar 8 2018

    The PM must also credit the woman whom he accepted as per tradition but abandoned as per modern practices. She too sacrificed in her life spending rest of her life alone. For women modernity doesn't apply, they can't marry somebody else when the one married them, abandons them.

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