A Talk on "Bastar: Culture & Naxalism" by Shri Rajeev Ranjan Prasad (Expert, Bastar Issues) on Saturday, 24th March 2018 at 5 PM, SPMRF Conference Room, 9, Ashoka Road, New Delhi

Salient Points of PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ programme on All India Radio on 30 Jul, 2017

• Yes, monsoon is enjoyable but this season also leads to floods. We are doing everything to help in relief & rehabilitation.

• A 24×7 control room helpline number 1078 is functioning continuously to deal with the flood situation

• Like always, I seek ideas and suggestions from people. This time, I have got lot of calls and letters on GST

• It has been one month since GST was implemented and its benefits can be seen already

• I feel very happy when a poor person writes to say how because of GST prices of various items essential for him have come down

• GST has transformed the economy.

• Successful rollout of GST is a case study. It is also an example of cooperative federalism. All decisions taken by both Centre & States.

• GST is more than just a tax reform! It ushers in a new culture.

• The month of August has seen historic movements in India.

• Starting from 1857, we saw so many movements for India’s freedom.

• We remember Mahatma Gandhi for his leadership during ‘Quit India’ & we remember leaders like Lok Nayak JP & Dr. Lohia who took part in it.

• In 1920 and 1942 we saw two different Gandhian movements. What was common was the widespread support for Mahatma Gandhi.

• Our clarion call in 2017.

• Today, we do not have to die for the nation. We have to live for our nation and take it to new heights of progress.

• When I am speaking on 15th August from the ramparts of the Red Fort, I am merely the medium. It is the people whose voice is resonating.

• Our festivals also bring economic opportunities for the poor.

• Festivals light the lamp of prosperity in the homes of the poor.

• In this day and age, expectations are raised so much. And then, if our team can’t win some people don’t even respect basic decencies

• But, the way India supported the women’s cricket team shows a shift. I am happy how India took pride in the team’s accomplishment

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