Did you know this year’s Bollywood release ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’  is on Bill Gates’ Inspiration List for 2017? The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist took to Twitter to reveal his inspiration list on Tuesday, December 19.

Gates is an inspiration to millions around the world. However, one of the most powerful men in the world also needs some motivation to keep going. As the year comes to a close, the “inspiring” storytelling he just posted on social media, dedicated his followers, will surely encourage many.

His list included stories from around the globe. He is inspired by a man called Edwardo Sanchez who became the first in his family to graduate college, to Bhutan and Maldives eliminating measles.

On number two, he mentions the  ‘Toilet: A Love Story,’ which educates audiences about India’s sanitation challenge.

Here is a look at all the things that inspired Gates:

 

 

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Gates tweeted saying, “made me feel better about 2017 and more optimistic about the new year.”

In rural India, most women still do not have toilets and open defecation is the norm. It is only recently, that the country is waking up to the importance of health and sanitation. The movie sends out the same message. The Akshay Kumar, Bhumi Pednekar starrer, opens with a love-turn-arrange marriage between Keshav and Jaya. However, when she came to her in-law’s house after marriage, she complains that there is no toilet in the house. further, this leads to a huge discord between the family and the society. Even though, her husband tries every possible way to pacify her with temporary arrangements, she leaves the house for not having proper toilet facility and goes back to her parents’ house. The movie showcases their struggle to fight orthodox norms and finishes with a peaceful ending with them building a toilet in the house.

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