During his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised an ASHA worker from Odisha’s Balasore district for her untiring fight against fatal Malaria in her locality.
“We have a network of ASHA workers in our country. Neither I nor you would have hardly heard or talked about ASHA workers. We had conferred Padma Bhusan to Bill and Melinda Gates last year for their contribution to social work through their Foundation. The duo heaps praise on the ASHA workers for their hard work and dedication towards their work. One such ASHA worker serves in a small Odisha village called Tendagaon, malaria-infested region. Jamuna Mani Singh has resolved not to allow a single malaria related death in the village. I honour all Asha workers through Jamuna Mani,” said PM Modi.
“Jamuna Mani Singh with her full dedication and extra ordinary efforts prepared the people in her village to fight malaria. She spread awareness about precautions and helped the entire village during tough times,” he said.