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Mann Ki Baat highlights: PM Modi says GST ushers in a new culture

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges people take pledge to make India free from casteism, terrorism, corruption and untidiness.

india Updated: Jul 30, 2017 15:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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In the 34th edition of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for use of eco-friendly material during festive season. (Pardeep Pandit/HT File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation in the 34th episode of the monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme, urging them to take pledge to make India free from casteism, terrorism, corruption and untidiness.

He also hailed the Indian women cricket players’ efforts in the World Cup, the country takes pride in the team’s accomplishment.

Like every month, Modi looked forward to sharing his thoughts on themes and issues that matter to the people for which he extended the invitation, a government statement on MyGov Forum said.

Here are the highlights:

-“But, the way India supported the women’s cricket team shows a shift. I am happy how India took pride in the team’s accomplishment,” Prime Minister Modi says.

-“In this day and age, expectations are raised so much. And then, if our team can’t win some people don’t even respect basic decencies.”

-PM Modi hails Indian women cricket team’s efforts in the World Cup final.

-This Ganeshotsav, let’s use only eco-friendly material.

-The PM says our festivals also bring economic opportunities for the poor.

-Modi urges people to contribute their opinion for the Prime Minister’s Independence Day speech.

-When I am speaking on 15th August from the ramparts of the Red Fort, I am merely the medium. It is the people whose voice is resonating.

-“Today, we do not have to die for the nation. We have to live for our nation and take it to new heights of progress.”

-Let’s pledge to make India free from casteism, terrorism, corruption and untidiness, he says.

-He gives clarion call to citizens, asking them to pledge to work for the country’s growth.

-”Let’s make the period between 2017 and 2022 as decisive for the country’s future as the time between 1942 and 1947 (Quit India Movement to Independence) was.”

-Governments have come and gone. All have worked towards India’s development.

-Prime Minister Narendra Modi says: “In 1920 and 1942, we saw two different Gandhian movements. What was common was the widespread support Mahatma Gandhi received from across the country.”

-Starting from 1857, we saw so many movements for India’s freedom. We remember Mahatma Gandhi for his leadership during ‘Quit India’ and we remember leaders like Lok Nayak JP & Dr Lohia who took part in it.

-Very few people know that the slogan of ‘Quit India’ was coined by Dr Yusuf Meher Ali, says Modi

- PM Modi sheds light on August Kranti. “The month of August has seen historic movements in India.”

-GST is more than just a tax reform. It ushers in a new culture, says the PM.

-Successful rollout of GST is a case study. It is also an example of cooperative federalism. All decisions taken by both Centre and states.

-PM Modi days: “I feel very happy when a poor person writes to say how because of GST prices of various items essential for him have come down.”

-”Have received overwhelmed response on GST. People are sending letters of appreciation over GST”.

-It has been one month since GST was implemented and its benefits can be seen already, says PM Modi

- Have asked insurance companies to ensure flood-hit families get their dues.

-A 24x7 control room helpline number 1078 is functioning continuously to deal with the flood situation: PM Modi

- Monsoon is enjoyable but this season also leads to floods. We are doing everything to help in relief & rehabilitation.

-Prime Minister speaks on floods, says minsters and officials are reaching out to the victims.

First Published: Jul 30, 2017 10:30 IST