Addressing the 15th edition of the Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the importance of festivals for the Indian economy.
“We celebrated Christmas, and are now geared up for New Year. India is a country with festival driven economy,” he said while addressing the last Mann ki Baat for the year.
Wishing the nation on the occasion of New Year, Modi expressed hoped that the world would be free of terrorism, global warming, environmental degradation, man-made disasters.
Modi also highlighted the need to pay attention to cleanliness in India’s tourist destinations.
Talking about start-ups, Modi said that on January 16, 2015, the government is coming out with an action plan, adding, “Universities & youth will be connected with this programme.”