Inspired to hear my name from PM Modi: KAS topper Anjuman Bashir

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".Indian democracy welcomes the voters of the 21st century, the "New India Voters".

While reacting to other remarks of PM during Mann Ki Baat Vibodh said that presently when PM is talking about new India, the youth of J&K have a great role in realising this dream of PM.

- New India will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption; free from dirt and poverty.

He also talked about organising mock parliaments for the youth. "New India will be a place where peace, unity and amity will be our guiding force", Modi said, according to a translation of his speech put out by the Press Information Bureau.

Modi also spoke about Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, who extricated from sting of terrorism and hatred and topped in Kashmir Administrative Examination. He chose a different path, a path of serving the people, he said.

Modi also urged the people of India to take a vow of cleanliness.

- 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.

In October, it was announced that Indian women over the age of 45 and travelling in groups of four will be able to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage without a male guardian next year, if the government adopts proposed reforms.

"It had come to our notice that if a Muslim woman wants to go for Haj, she must have a "Mehram" or a male guardian, otherwise she can not travel".

"Till date, 1,300 women have applied to travel for Haj without any mahram (male guardian)", the prime minister said, adding that "they should get equal opportunity". "After a long fight, Muslim women have now found a way to liberate from the practice of Triple Talaq", the PM said.

Further, Modi suggested that single women pilgrims be excluded from the lottery system implemented to select Haj pilgrims.

In the speech, Prime Minister Modi also highlighted the contribution of Bengalis in various fields and said, "It is a matter of pride for India that Bengal has given the best scientists to the world".

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