PM Modi urges nation to start 2018 with positive spirit

ANI | Updated: Dec 31, 2017 14:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to kick start the New Year with a positive spirit.

Addressing the nation in his 39th edition of monthly radio-address 'Mann Ki Baat', Prime Minister Modi said, "Let us enter 2018 with a spirit of positivity. During Mann Ki Baat last month, I had spoken about 'Positive India'. I am happy that so many people shared their 'Positive India' moments through social media."

He added the nation should welcome the New Year with the smallest happiness and commence the journey from a 'Positive India' towards a 'Progressive India'.

The prime minister also welcomed those born in the year 2000 to the electoral system as 'they will become eligible voters' in 2018.

"I encourage these new voters to be the change they want to see," Prime Minister Modi asserted.

The prime minister also hailed his government for taking steps to facilitate Haj for the Muslim women.

"We have also made provisions so that Muslim women do not have to wait for permission to go to Haj. They can now decide for themselves and we have already received several applications," he added.(ANI)