Over 12,000 suggestions for PM Modi's Independence Day address on New India

Last few days have seen thousands of ideas for New India pouring in as people want their views to be part of PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech.

Published: 14th August 2017 08:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th August 2017 08:26 PM   |  A+A-

PM Modi addressing the Lok Sabha. (PTI)

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Last few days have seen thousands of ideas for New India pouring in as people want their views to be part of PM Narendra Modi’s Independence Day speech. So far, over 12,000 people have posted their ideas as PM Narendra Modi recently invited citizens to share their ideas for his Independence Day Speech.

There are varieties of ideas and opinions people from across the country have posted which include suggestions for more job creation, saving environment, for better economy etc. Some want freedom from corruption which some other has advocated for skill driven training for Indian youths so that nobody should remain unemployed.

A lot of suggestions on black money and income tax have come from people as the government has put a major focus on these issues in last few months.

Rajesh Sharma has raised question over the use of black money in private schools. “Another field which is becoming a den of black money is private schools. Nobody is regulating the private schools for their unbridled fee hike, yearly development charges and annual charges, selling books and uniforms in school premises. This is a big issue for middle-class families in the whole country. And, we cannot send the kids to govt schools for obvious reasons,” he said.

A message from Ayaz Manjee reads, “I propose removing of Income Tax and getting Bank Transaction Tax on each commercial transaction. This will boost the economy.”

People also talked about facilities to politicians and lawmakers. Nitisha Aneja wrote, “Please work on lowering the perks of MPs and MLAs. We don't deny that none of them works, but yes if some perks are reduced and used for better causes, it won't affect them. For example, telephone perks, etc.”

People also wrote about providing a minimum income to every Indian. Nagendra wrote, “Create Income Commission of India to ensure minimum sustainability income for every citizen. Scrap Pay Commissions. Incorporate Per Capita Income in fixing Salaries of public servants and likes.”

Pallavi Bharti raised the issue of change in higher education system saying, “We should change our higher education syllabus, as that are not changed from past 20 years in various university. We are still reading those things that are not required to get job, or also that does not help to improve our skill, as they are out of box.”

PM invited suggestions from people for his Independence Day speech from Red Fort. “On 15th August, I get the opportunity to address the nation from Red Fort. I am merely the medium. It is not one person speaking, the voices of 125 crore citizens echo from there,” he had said in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat recently.

The PM had said that the suggestions can be sent through his website MyGov.in or through the Narendra Modi mobile application, where he personally reads them. “I’m happy to say that for the last three years, I get suggestions from every corner of the country on August 15, stating what I should speak about and what issues I should raise,” he said.

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