Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conducted the lucky draw for the Lucky Grahak and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojanas at Digi Dhan Mela being organized in New Delhi’s Talkatora Stadium.
Speaking on the penultimate day of the year as well as his deadline for currency overhaul, PM Modi revealed that several projects to promote cashless economy are in pipeline and 2017 will be dedicated to them.
Here are the top 10 highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech on Friday: (Read full coverage of the event here)
#These two initiatives, the Lucky Grahak Yojana and DigiDhan Vyapar Yojana are a Christmas gift to the nation: PM
#Prizes are given to those who make transactions of more than Rs 50 and less than Rs 3000, so that the poor can win: PM
#Over the 100 day period, several families will be given the prizes. The mega draw will take place on 14th April, the birth anniversary of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar: PM
#At one time angutha-chhap (people who sign using thumb) term was used as an insult for illiterate, but now your thumb has become your bank: PM
#In 2 weeks will make one more accomplishment, it's security is being worked on. It will empower BHIM; you'll only require your thumb to pay: PM
#In addition to his role in making of the Constitution, Dr Ambedkar was also a great economist: PM
#Dr Ambedkar's thesis offers significant insights of various economic issues. Mantra of Dr Ambedkar was to work for the upliftment of the poor. And the biggest power of technology is that it can empower the poor: PM
#There is no medicine for pessimism, but for those with a positive mindset, India has several opportunities: PM
#A few years ago talk of the town was how much we lost in Coal Scam, how much we lost in 2G scam; now the news is how much money came to banks: PM
#In last 50 days media while covering me, also questioned the Govt on how will the country become digital when poor don't have mobile. I am thankful to the media as this has helped Govt formulate schemes and take up initiatives to empower the poor: PM