In the 30th edition of "Mann Ki Baat" on Sunday, PM Modi started his address by congratulating India's neighbouring country Bangladesh on its Independence Day.
During his weekend broadcast, and while expressing gratitude to the people, Mr Modi said that over the past few months the country had witnessed an atmosphere in which people in large numbers had participated in the digital payment, "Digidhan" movement. This was one of the first Gandhian movements in India.
He the new development would be characterised by peace, unity and brotherhood.
Urging the people to become a fearless soldier in the fight against black money and corruption, Prime minister asked 125 crore countrymen to undertake 2500 crore digital transactions during this year.
Besides, he also spoke about a wide range of topics including corruption, economy, farmers' rights and drug addiction.
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Modi's remarks come after recent elections to five assemblies led to the installation of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) winning in two - Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand - and forming governments led by it in two more, Goa and Mizoram. "We should change this and encourage them to speak and share their burden", Modi said during his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address. "We should contribute towards ensuring reducing the use of cash, of currency notes", the Prime Minister said.
Another dominating theme of Modi's talk was the fight against black money and cashless transactions. " has been scrapped from upcoming movie Sameer because it includes "mann ki baat" which is also the title of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio show".
"This was a manifestation of an incredible inner strength, through which we can experience the vastness of Mahatma Gandhi's great persona", the prime minister said.
Welcoming the increased participation of working class women, Mr Modi said central government has taken a very important decision of giving maternity leave of 26 weeks, instead of the earlier 12 weeks for their pregnancy and delivery. He also touched upon wastage of food and fighting depression. We all can play a role in helping those suffering from depression overcome it.