(File photo) Prime Minister Modi's monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat. Photograph:( ANI )
In 2017's last edition of monthly radio programme "Mann Ki Baat", Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed those born in the 21st century to the democratic system, stating that they will become eligible voters from January 1, 2018.
People born in 21st century will gradually begin to become eligible voters from 1st of January, 2018. Indian Democracy welcomes these new voters: PM Modi— ANI (@ANI) December 31, 2017
PM Modi said the 'New India youth' voters will have the power to transform the nation and make it free from dirt and poverty.
"New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption; free from dirt & poverty," Modi said.
The prime minister also suggested having mock Parliaments in every district, where discussion can held on how to make development a mass movement to transform the country.
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: PM Modi #MannKiBaat— ANI (@ANI) December 31, 2017
He further asked the New India Youth to take the lead.
"New voters are filled with energy and enthusiasm. With their skills and strength, they will take India to new heights of glory."
PM Modi also remembered the teachings of Jesus Christ and said Christ always laid much emphasis on the spirit of service, "sewa bhaav".