Mann ki Baat: If not cashless society, make India less-cash society: PM Modi

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New Delhi, Nov 27, 2016: After taking a tenacious decision to demonetise Rs 1000 and Rs 500 notes, For the first time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed and shared his thoughts in the 26th episode of Mann Ki Baat.

PM Modi on Demonetisation:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the youth of India to take a pledge and make the country a cashless society that would curb rampant black money and corruption.

“I need your support,” Modi said in his monthly radio broadcast “Mann Ki Baat” and asked young men and women of the the country to teach at least 10 families everyday how to go cashless and make electronic payments.

“Take pledge to be a part of a cashless society from today. Not only this, you will also have to take time to educate at least 10 families everyday. Educate them on how to download apps, how to spend money using mobile phones, how to make payments. How to do business.”

Modi said that he needed the youth of the country to lead the campaign so that “common people will be trouble fee” after learning cashless transactions.

“All youth of India can do it very quickly and within a month the world can see a modern India. Be a soldier of change and bring it on. We will fight the black money and corruption. We know it is you who can bring the change and revolution.”

PM Modi on Indian Soldiers:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the people of the country must stand with our forces. When the entire nation stands with our ‘jawans’ (soldiers), their strength increases 125 crore times.”

The Prime Minister said that like always this year too he celebrated Diwali with the soldiers.

“This year Diwali was different, the way people of the country sent their messages to the ‘jawans’ was amazing.”

Modi also announced to publish a coffee table book containing the wishes from the masses for the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali.

“With all your support, the work of publishing a coffee table book containing your messages sent for the soldiers on the occasion of Diwali, is going on,” he said.

“One of the slodiers wrote to me that this year they did not feel alone while celebrating Diwali at the borders. He said the soldiers celebrate all their festivals be it Holi or Diwali at the borders as all the time they are immersed in protecting the nation,” Modi said.

Updates:

PM Modi on Demonetisation:

  • Amitabh Bachchan wrote to me- “Swachh tan, swachh mann, Swachh Bharat, mera parichay.”
  • Common man will be trouble free if they are made aware of the digital financial transaction options; youths can do this quickly.
  • I reiterate that I need your support; I am positive that you will help me in this; take a pledge that you’ll b a part of cashless economy.
  • I took this decision for the country’s poor, farmer, labour, deprived and for those who are suffering.
  • I want to urge men and women in small businesses that the time is right, you too enter the digital world.
  • There has been a 300 per cent increase in the use of Rupay card since poor people started using it; it is as simple as sending a Whatsapp.
  • Those trying to convert black into white, please don’t use names of poor to deposit your black money.
  • I invite small traders to adopt cashless economy as it will bring about a huge transformation in the country.
  • I am confident that India will succeed in the demonetisation move.
  • Your mobile is an e-wallet; want my farmer brothers to get the benefits of online banking.
  • I invite small traders to adopt cashless economy as it will bring about a huge transformation in the country.
  • You can contribute towards making a cashless society.
  • Want to salute the farmers who are standing tall in difficult times.
  • Sowing of crops has increased manifold.
  • A hotel in Maha’s Akola has put up hoardings allowing ppl to avail food even if they don’t have money post.
  • I used to talk abt ‘Chai ka charcha’ during elections;never knew this will reach marriage halls; couple in Surat got married offering tea.
  • I assure you action will be taken against benami assets.
  • Attempts are being made to mislead people.
  • Don’t exploit poor and their Jan Dhan accounts.
  • A few people are stilling looking for ways to convert their black money into white; they are using poor people for this.
  • Governments, post offices, banks, they are all working very hard and are working with dedication.
  • I can see the hard work of our bank employees and others who are working to help people post demonetisation; thank them all.

PM Modi on Kashmir Unrest:

  • The youth of J&K aspires to rise in life through education, I commend them for their enthusiasm.
  • I understand your problems but for a disease which has infected our country for 70 years, treatment can’t be simple.
  • I asked them to concentrate on their children’s future.
  • I had told even then this demonetisation decision is huge and it will take minimum 50 days to overcome it.
  • I had urged them they must return and pay attention to building bright future for the children in Valley; glad to see results.
  • I had met a few representatives from Kashmir, a few days back. We discussed the unrest in the Valley.

PM Modi on Indian Soldiers:

  • When the entire nation stands with our jawans, their strength increases 125 crore times.
  • One of the jawans wrote to me that this year they did not feel alone while celebrating Diwali at the borders.
  • This year Diwali was different, the way people of our country sent their messages to our jawans was amazing.
  • When the entire nation stands with our jawans, their strength increases 125 crore times.
  • Last month we all celebrated Diwali. Like always, I celebrated this festival with our Jawans.

 Wefornews Bureau

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