On Mann ki Baat, PM Modi invites suggestions for his Independence Day Speech

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During his address to the nation on his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought suggestions for his speech on August 15.

While paying his respects to the Kargil martyrs on the occasion of Vijay Diwas, PM Modi said, “The Kargil battle was not just fought on borders, India’s every village, city and town has made a contribution to that.”

The PM also thanked people for making the initiative MyGov, “a forum for people’s participation in the process of governance,” a success.

Over the year, more than 2 crore people have visited the site and over 50,000 people have given their suggestions on the PMO website. The forum completes an year today on July 26.

While referring to a recent accident in Delhi where the scooter driver was left severely injured on the road without anybody helping him, the PM said he was going to introduce new laws on road safety, a subject of utmost concern in the country.

“One is shocked to see the statistics of road accidents in the country – every four minutes a person dies in road accident. We are soon going to introduce Road Transport and Safety Bill,” the PM said.

“Apart from the Government, it is the duty of every family to inform the youngsters in their family about importance of road safety rules,” he added.

To address the issue of farmer suicides in the country, the PM also said he was happy with the level of rainfall received so far this monsoon season.

“We have seen a good start to monsoon this year. This will definitely help our farmers to grow kharif crops.”

 

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