New India is a clarion call of 125 crore citizens. "You can't imagine how you can serve the country this way and become a fearless soldier in the fight against black money and corruption", the PM said in his radio programme, "Mann Ki Baat".
Today, the Prime Minister said, "New India is not a government scheme of a matter of politics. If every citizen pledges to be more responsible, performs his duties, then this dream of a new and transformed India can be easily realised", he said. "Let us remember the Champaran movement and resolve to be disciplined in our journey from Swaraj to Su-raj". "India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh", said Modi.
The arrival of Gandhi in public life in 1917 "was a turning point from the point of view of struggle (for independence)", Modi said.
Mr Modi said, the vast power of the common man in the freedom struggle, manifests again in the journey from Swaraj to Suraaj for the benefit and happiness of all.
The Budget had aimed at 2,500 crore digital transactions over the course of the year, but Modi pointed out that if the 125 crore residents of the nation really wanted to take up cashless transactions, the target of 2,500 crore electronic transactions could be achieved in as little as six months.
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"Within two months of its launch, there had been 1.5 crore downloads of BHIM app, this is commendable...", Modi said. "You can't imagine how you can serve the country in this way and become a courageous soldier in the fight against black money and corruption". Let me know how to make third International Day of Yoga more memorable.Working women are to be given maternity leave of 26 weeks.
Emphasising the importance of speaking up once more, Modi said: "Suppression of depression is not good".
Political analysts say that while unity in diversity is part of the basic values of India, people have started thinking that diversity means division or compartmentalization of communities on the basis of caste, religion and financial situation.
After invoking the sacrifice of Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru, and recalling Mahatma Gandhi's Champaran Satyagraha, Mr Modi said that if Indians take a pledge and unite to work towards it, a bhavya (grand) and divya (brilliant) India will become a reality. He also touched upon wastage of food and fighting depression.