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PM Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’: In 2018, we begin the journey from ‘Positive India’ towards ‘Progressive India’

On the practice of 'Mehram' where Muslim women travelling to Haj must compulsorily be accompanied by male guardians, PM Modi called it discriminatory and said the rule has been changed.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 31, 2017 8:52 pm
PM Modi urges people to share ideas for 2017's last 'Mann ki Baat' Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In the last edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’ for 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, underlining his vision for ‘New India’, invited people to join him in the journey of transforming the nation from a ‘Positive India’ to a ‘Progressive India’. “There are many people who, with efforts at their level are bringing a positive change in the lives of many. In fact, this is the ‘New India’, which we all are building together… Come, let us welcome the New Year with the smallest happiness and commence the journey from a ‘Positive India’ towards a ‘Progressive India’,” he said.

The PM also asked people to share their stories with #PositiveIndia on the Narendra Modi App or MyGov portal. The PM began his address by greeting the nation on New Year. Quoting a verse from the Bible, he said: “The Son of Man has come, not to be served. But to serve, and to give his life, as blessing To all humankind”.

On the practice of ‘Mehram’ where Muslim women travelling to Haj must compulsorily be accompanied by male guardians, PM Modi called it discriminatory and said the rule has been changed. This year as many as 1,300 women have applied to travel to Haj without a male guardian, he said.

The PM had a special message for people who celebrate their birthdays on January 1. “Tomorrow, 1st January is special. We welcome those born in the 21st century to the democratic system as they will become eligible voters. A vote is the biggest power in a democracy. It can transform our nation,” he said.

He also suggested that a mock Parliament could be organised in districts to discuss development issues, and the ‘New India Youth’ can come up with ideas to accomplish India’s goals by 2022.

In his address, PM Modi congratulated Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, who was recently in the news for topping the Kashmir Administrative Service exams. “He overcame adversities and distinguished himself from others,” said PM Modi.

Calling it a historic moment for India, PM Modi said that the leaders of all 10 ASEAN nations will visit India to participate in the country’s Republic Day celebrations.

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  1. InformationTechnologyVision DWCLLC
    Dec 31, 2017 at 8:25 pm
    Mr. Modi there is no such thing happen only we see worst india in u r government since from last four years how many job opportunity you given what is the inflation rate how you said india going from pso ive india to prgoressive only u BJP and RSS understood u r man ki bat we never understand dil ki tamana dil me rahagi bakhi shama isi mafil may raha gi ... No more saying useless our whole janta understand u r jula bazi stop this man ki bat we only interested for creating of good job and what u r government taking care for our armed forces at border? .. Jai Hind
    1. peekay kay
      Dec 31, 2017 at 3:15 pm
      good achievement. Cow rakshak. Anti Romeio squads, Rajasthan Alwar killings. Islamic Taliban--beheading. Modi's Hindu Taliban--slashing the throat. This is the positive India which is progressing very fast. Yogis becoming CMs and Babas becoming great industrialist, taking political power and business power under corrupt Modi
      1. Brigadier Gen
        Dec 31, 2017 at 9:30 pm
        26/11, 1993 blasts, Moradabad 80, Bhagalpur 89, Nellie (Assam) 82, Malliana 87, Delhi 84, Ahmedabad 69, India 47 and many more happened during Khangress Rule . Poverty levels are still rising and rising. Starvation deaths are still taking place. Indus Water Treaty, PoK, Art 370 , Defeat in 62 war. All during Khangress rule.