American business magnate Bill Gates on Tuesday night tweeted that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi put a spotlight on a subject that most of us would rather not even think about. While saying this, Bill meant open-defecation in India.
In his blog, Bill wrote that Modi made a very frank comment that would have come from an elected official and hailed the comment as it is now making big impact in today’s times.
Bill mentioned that during Modi’s first addressal to the nation, PM Modi said: “We are living in the 21st century. Has it ever pained us that our mothers and sisters have to defecate in the open?... The poor womenfolk of the village wait for the night; until darkness descends, they can`t go out to defecate. What bodily torture they must be feeling, how many diseases that act might engender. Can`t we make arrangements for toilets for the dignity of our mothers and sisters?”
Bill mentioned that he cannot recollect another time when a national leader addressed such kind of bold topic. He threw eulogies to Modi with stating that the PM was successful in installing 75 million toilets throughout the country which is a huge number in all imagination.
The American business magnate also reasoned that the Modi’s drive was need to the hour as India is having highest percentage of people dying because of sanitation and girls also drop out of schools because of lack of decent toilets.
But, Bill hailed the progresses that have been made recently with declaring 30 per cent of Indian villages open defecation free. Bill also urged other countries to take note of development that has been taking place in India.