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Narendra Modi speech: Top 10 points PM made in Mann ki Baat

Tue December 29 2015, 6:53 am
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    The action plan of 'Start-up India, Stand-up India' will be launched on January 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday as he greeted the nation in his last monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' for the year 2015. Here are top 10 highlights: (Express photo)

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    4. Start-up India: PM Narendra Modi said, India, which has the third-largest number of start-ups globally, will also support the ventures by removing the criteria of experience and turnover for bagging government procurement contracts.

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    2. Narendra Modi speech: "The action plan of 'Start-up India, Stand-up India' will be launched on January 16. A blueprint will be presented on that day," he said while extending his "greetings for Christmas and New Year to every citizen of India". (Express photo)

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    3. Narendra Modi speech: "We often address the physically challenged people as handicapped, disabled and specially-abled persons. But sometimes when we get introduced to them, we get to know that they are endowed with 'extra power' which can't be seen with bare eyes. Then this idea came to my mind: why don't we use the term 'Divyang' (divine body) instead of 'Viklang' for the physically challenged people? Normal people like us are not gifted with such powers." (Express photo)

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    4. Narendra Modi speech: "It gives me immense pleasure to announce that the Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme has recently found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and it has been implemented successfully. As of now, already Rs.40,000 crore has been transferred to the accounts of the beneficiaries through different schemes." (Express photo)

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    5. Narendra Modi speech: Observing that there has been little discussion over fundamental duties in the country, the prime minister invited people's views on it by the Republic Day. "There is a lot of discussion on fundamental rights and there should be. But there is very little discussion on fundamental duties. Our constitution gives importance to duties as well." (Express photo)

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    6. Narendra Modi speech: PM called on schools and colleges across the country to hold essay writing and poetry competitions on the topic "duties" before January 26. (Express photo)

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    7. Narendra Modi speech: PM asked the general public to express its views on duties to share them on 'mygov.in' portal, so that he could learn what people think. The year 2016 would mark the 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, the main architect of the Indian Constitution. (Express photo)

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    8. Narendra Modi speech: PM said that before Republic Day, people should take on the task of cleaning up the statues of various personalities located in various cities, towns and villages of the country. (Express photo)

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    9. Narendra Modi speech: PM sought ideas from the youth about the 'National Youth Festival' that will commence on January 12, marking the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In a bid to reach out to the people, the PM invited people to connect with him by downloading the 'Narendra Modi App'. (Express photo)

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    10. Narendra Modi speech: On cleanliness, the prime minister stressed upon the need to pay attention to the tourist spots across the country on this issue. "We must ensure cleanliness at tourist places." PM cited a letter by Ganesh V Sawaleshwarkar from Pune. PM said Ganesh raised a vital point on the importance of cleanliness at tourist places and pilgrimage sites. (Express photo)

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