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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."

Modi Tweets"

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"

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 anemia among young children, women and adolescent girls and to reduce the prevalence of stunting among children."

The initiative will also mark the expansion of the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' movement.
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