WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
Feb 25, 2019, 09.14 AM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi washed the feet of five safai karamcharis at the Kumbh mela on Sunday. Modi posted a video of the incident on Twitter.
Modi met the safai karamcharis (sweepers) to give them the "Swachh Kumbh, Swachh Aabhaar" award, a recognition of their effort at keeping the Kumbh premises clean — a gargantuan undertaking considering a grand total of some 150 million people are expected to attend the religious gathering this year.
In the video posted by Modi, he is seen approaching the karamcharis.
Modi sits on a low stool — the safai karamcharis are seated in chairs — and begins to wash their feet.
These are "Moments I’ll cherish for my entire life!", Modi said on Twitter while posting the video.
Moments I’ll cherish for my entire life!
Honouring remarkable Safai Karamcharis, who have taken the lead when it comes to realising the dream of a Swachh Bharat!
Do you believe job of a Safai Karmchari is lesser than yours? Modi has achieved big in his sanitation mission. Sanitation workers should be paid well. By the way manual scavenging is banned. Few are still doing it for good money being offered for such job. No compulsion.