Use less cash, step up war on black money: PM Modi

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Use less cash, step up war on black money: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India was marching from "Swaraj to Su-raj" and urged the 125 crore people to contribute towards creating a "New India". People of India have rejected corruption and black money. The 30th edition of the radio programme is his first after the BJP's landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and forming of coalition governments in Goa and Manipur.

He said that people should pay school fees, buy medicines or items from fair price shops and buy train or air tickets digitally. The basic aim of this leave is to ensure proper care of the newborn and the mother for a better future.

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.

The "new India" theme is expected to dominate the agenda of the government in its remaining two years, ahead of the 2019 election. Tagore had inspired Shaheed Bhagat Singh, said PM Modi. The "desire of 125 crore Indians to transform India" forms the foundation of New India, he added.

PM Modi concluded the speech by greeting the citizen the India for the upcoming festivals like Chaitra Sukla Pratipada, Varsh Pratipada, Nav Samvatsar and the traditional harvest festivals that wre celebrated with different names in different parts of India.

PM Modi said that India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh.

"There has also been an increase in curiosity about cashless transactions". "In essence, every citizen must discharge his civic duties and esponsibilities". While speaking on depression, he said it needs expression, not suppression.

People of India are getting angry as far as dirt and filth is concerned and this is a welcome sign. Prime minister said this landmark decision will benefit 18 lakh women working in the formal sector Prime minister said 7th April is World Health Day and this year the focus is on Depression.

Talking about the importance of Yoga, he called upon Indians to make the 3rd International Day of Yoga memorable by involving more and more people.

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