Modi praises village pradhan for building toilet

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised a village pradhan from Karnataka for building a toilet in the house of a girl who staged a protest demanding a toilet. Modi appreciated Mohammad Shafi from Koppal district for building the toilet in 16-year-old Mallamma's house. Mallamma began her protest demanding the construction of a toilet in her house but her poor parents could not meet the demand. When Shafi heard about it, he arranged Rs 18,000 for its construction, Modi said. Modi also praised the 1.25 lakh students of 1,700 schools in Chhattisgarh's Kabirdham district for writing to their parents requesting a toilet in their house instead of spending money on birthdays.