Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised retired government employee Chandrakant Kulkarni for donating one-third of his pension to the Swachh Bharat Kosh.
“A retired government employee giving almost a third of his pension for a Swachh Bharat. What can be a greater inspiration?” he said while addressing the nation in the 21st edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.
Kulkarni yesterday presented 52 post-dated cheques, worth Rs. 2,60,000 towards the Swachh Bharat Kosh to Prime Minister Modi during the latter’s visit to Pune.
Kulkarni donated almost a third of his pension from June 2015 to Sept 2019 to the Swachh Bharat Kosh.
The Swachh Bharat Kosh has been set up by the government to facilitate channelization of philanthropic contributions and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds towards the Clean India Campaign as individuals and philanthropists expressed interest in contributing to efforts to achieve the objective of ‘ Swachh Bharat’ by the year 2019.