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PM Modi shares final 'Mann ki Baat' for 2016: Top 10 highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi On Sunday Addressed The Nation The Last Time In 2016 Through His Monthly Radio Show ‘Mann Ki Baat’. In This Episode, PM Modi Focused On The Upcoming Schemes Aimed At Taking India Closer To The Cashless Economy Dream.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 25 Dec 2016, 02:12:00 PM

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation the last time in 2016 through his monthly radio show ‘Mann ki Baat’.

In this episode, PM Modi focused on the upcoming schemes aimed at taking India closer to the cashless economy dream. 

The prime minister started his address with Christmas wishes and tributes to both Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya and Veteran BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. 

Here are the highlights of his speech on Mann ki Baat on Dec 25: (Read full coverage here)

Lucky Grahak Yojna 

#India has improved 19 ranks in World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2016. We are moving at a fast pace: PM
#Lucky Grahak Yojna, Digi-Dhan Vyapara Yojna to award 15,000 people today: PM 
#New schemes to award Rs 1000 to 15,000 people everyday for next 100 days along with bigger draws weekly, and a bumper draw on April 14: PM Modi

Digi Dhan Vyapara Yojna 

#Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana is mainly for businessmen, they must encourage cashless transactions: PM
#Businessmen who make use of digital payments will also receive Income Tax benefits: PM

Cashless transactions

#You will be surprised to know that 30 crore ppl in India have RuPay cards, of those 20 crore belong to poor families: PM
#Cashless transactions have increased by 200-300% in recent times: PM
#Awareness towards online payments and using technology for economic transactions is increasing: PM
#We should be at the forefront of using digital means to make payments and transactions: PM
#This digital movement is a golden opportunity for youth and start-ups. They can open new avenues through it: PM

Fight against Corruption 

#Many are writing that the fight against corruption has to continue: PM
#Like last month, many suggestions, inputs and comments were based on the decision on our fight against corruption and black money: PM
#People wrote to me about problems they faced during recent times, some praised demonetisation and how it fights corruption: PM
#I congratulate people for not only enduring pain but also for giving appropriate answers to those who were trying to misled them: PM
#Black money hoarders are being nabbed across the country. Secret is that information by common people enables us to do it: PM

Concessions to political parties

#No concessions for political parties, all are equal in front of law: PM Modi

Changes in law 

#Frequent change in law is result of attempt to include people's feedback into policy making: PM
#When the Govt is behind them, they are also trying to obstruct Govt's endeavour and coming up with innovative ways: PM
#It is our priority to do whatever it takes for the betterment of our nation: PM
#I assure you that this is not the end, this is just the beginning in our fight against corruption: PM

Winter Session of Parliament 

#There was an all round fury around what happened during Parliament session; even President & VP shared their concerns: PM
#If Parliament would have functioned there would have been fruitful discussions: PM
#But amidst that The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Bill was passed; thank RS and LS for that: PM

India's gobal ranking 

#India has improved 19 ranks in World Bank Logistics Performance Index 2016. We are moving at a fast pace: PM

On Sports victories

#Our sportsmen and sportswomen have made us proud: PM
#Performance of Indian cricket team has been phenomenal this year, congratulate the team for beating England 4-0: PM
#After 15 years our Junior Hockey has won the world cup, I congratulate all the young players: PM

New year wishes

#May 2017 be a fulfilling year for everyone. I wish all citizens a very Happy New Year: PM

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First Published : 25 Dec 2016, 12:00:00 PM

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