New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called upon the Aga Khan Foundation to play a key role in ‘Swachh Bharat’ and ‘Ganga Rejuvenation’ initiatives and sought the Foundation’s participation in building toilets for girl children.
This was conveyed by the Prime Minister to Aga Khan Development Network Chairman Prince Karim Aga Khan, who is currently in India to receive Padma Vibhushan to be awarded by President Pranab Mukherjee tomorrow.
The Prime Minister praised the work of the Aga Khan Foundation, especially in the areas of rural development and sanitation, which, he said, he had the opportunity to witness first-hand when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Mr Khan said he was honoured to be receiving the Padma Vibhushan and said the Foundation was already
undertaking the task of construction of one lakh toilets, beginning with Gujarat. He said the foundation was also involved in initiatives to promote health and hygiene, and to ensure potable water supply.
The Prime Minister and Mr Khan also discussed the current situation in West Asia.
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