The life story of Kalawati Devi of Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur is extraordinary. She is an inspiration for millions of women. She took to PM Modi’s social media accounts today and shared her inspiring story of building toilets for those who can’t afford them.
She raised money from her village and mobilised people about importance of cleanliness. Through her strong determination, she has constructed thousands of toilets and encouraged people to maintain personal hygiene. She says, “Hygiene is necessary for being healthy.”
To all the women across the country, Kalwati Devi has a message. She says, “Sincere efforts to take society forward never fail. Move out of your homes. If someone opposes or argues, let them do.If you want to achieve your goal, then do not look back.”
मैं जिस जगह पे रहती थी, वहां हर तरफ गंदगी ही गंदगी थी। लेकिन दृढ़ विश्वास था कि स्वच्छता के जरिए हम इस स्थिति को बदल सकते हैं।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 8, 2020
लोगों को समझाने का फैसला किया। शौचालय बनाने के लिए घूम-घूमकर एक-एक पैसा इकट्ठा किया।
आखिरकार सफलता हाथ लगी।
कलावती देवी, कानपुर #SheInspiresUs pic.twitter.com/t9b6deXt4g