Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that New India is not a government scheme or a political idea but a unified call of 125 crore Indians.
“New India is not a government scheme or a matter of politics. It manifests the strength of each and every Indian, who will together create a Bhavya Bharat,” PM Modi said while addressing in his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat.PM Modi urges citizens to join the ‘New India’ movement and resolve to become more responsible. “If 125 crore
PM Modi urges citizens to join the ‘New India’ movement and resolve to become more responsible. “If 125 crore indian resolve to transform India, then we can realise the dream,” he said.
The PM also claimed – again contrary to what critics say – that the country has embraced demonetisation and a future with increased digital transactions.
“India has extended support to movement towards digital transactions. People have rejected corruption and black money,” the PM said, adding that evidence of that is the popularity of the government’s Bhim app that enables digital transactions for the common man and woman who may not have a smartphone.
“In the last few months, particularly after demonetization, there has been an increase in digital payments. It has been 2-2.5 months since the Bhim app was launched and over 1.5 crore people have downloaded it,” he said.
In addition to moving to digital transactions, keeping one’s environs clean and being healthy, both physically and mentally, will all contribute to a new and better country, Modi said.
Earlier in his address, Modi congratulated Bangladesh on its Independence Day. He also paid rich tributes to Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, freedom fighters and martyrs.
He also said “21st of June is the third International Day of Yoga. Let us begin to think now itself about how to introduce more people to Yoga, which helps a person to have a health mind and body. We should all participate and make the 3rd Yoga Day a memorable one”.