A resident of Jammu and Kashmir's Badali village, Ms Rekha earlier was also mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for her efforts in his address to the nation.
Terming Ms Devi an inspiration for other women of the village, Mr Kumar appreciated her efforts.
Inspired by the nationwide cleanliness campaign, she had played a significant role in making her village open defecation free (ODF).
He also urged the women folk to come forward and contribute their bit in keeping the village clean and green.
The government called Rekha Devi an inspiration for other women of the village (Representational)Eighty-seven-year-old Rekha Devi, a Swacch Bharat Mission activist who had to build a toilet at her home with mud and stones, would now get a concrete facility as authorities provided financial assistance to her today.
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