New Delhi, Dec 31:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed to organise a mock parliament in every district of India, while addressing his last Mann Ki Baat address of year 2017 on Sunday. “Just now, while talking to you I got an idea whether we could organize a mock parliament in every district of India? I propose it should be around August 15,” he said.

Bidding adieu to 2017 and welcoming New Year 2018, he asked the youth of the nation to come forward and contribute in making of a New India which will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption.

Taking his address further, he announced a cleanliness survey from January 4 to March 10. “A cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4th of January to 10th of March, 2018 to evaluate achievements in cleanliness level in our urban areas,” he said.

Here are the highlights of his Mann Ki Baat Address:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the youth of the nation to contribute in the making of a New India. He said, “People born in 21st century will gradually begin to become eligible voters from 1st of January, 2018. Indian Democracy welcomes these new voters. My New India Youth should come forward and deliberate on how this New India would be formed. New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption; free from dirt & poverty.”
  • He also proposed to organise a mock parliament in every district of India, while addressing his last Mann Ki Baat address of year 2017 on Sunday. “Just now, while talking to you I got an idea whether we could organize a mock parliament in every district of India? I propose it should be around August 15,” he said.
  • Pitching for the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan, he said a cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4th of January to 10th of March, 2018 to evaluate achievements in cleanliness level in our urban areas.
  • Modi also spoke about Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, who extricated from sting of terrorism and hatred and topped in Kashmir Administrative Examination. “Today he is an inspiration not only for J&K but India,” he said.
  • Speaking about the change in the Haj rules, he said, “It had come to our notice that if a Muslim woman wants to go on Haj, she must have a ‘Mehram’ or a male guardian, otherwise she cannot travel, it was discriminatory, we have changed this rule and this year around 1300 women applied to go without a male guardian.”
  • Adding more, he spoke about the enthusiasm of the daughter of Jammu and Kashmir. “Just last week, I had a chance of meeting some daughters of Jammu & Kashmir. I was amazed at spirit that they had, the enthusiasm that was there in their hearts and dreams they nurtured.” he said.
  • The Prime Minister also informed that Republic Day 2018 will be celebrated with leaders of all 10 ASEAN countries coming to India as Chief Guests.

Earlier in the day, the PM had asked for people’s suggestion on Twitter. “The final Mann Ki Baat of 2017 on the final day of the year…looking forward to your inputs for the programme on 31st. Dial 1800-11-7800 to record your message or write on the MyGov Open Forum,” he posted.