Times of India reported Modi as saying that when he first heard of the restriction, he was surprised as to who would have drafted such a rule. "Right now, while talking to you, I got an idea whether we could organise a mock parliament in every district of India?"
Bidding adieu to 2017 and welcoming New Year 2018, he asked the youth of the nation to come forward and contribute in making of a New India which will be free from poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption.
"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". We welcome those born in the 21st century to the democratic system as they will become eligible voters.
The PM said that "Swachh Survekshan 2018" will be carried out from January 4 to March 10 next year to evaluate the cleanliness of India's urban areas.
In a bid to empower the Indian youth, Prime Minister Narenda Modi on Sunday proposed to organize a mock parliamentary session in every district around August 15 next year. He said, "Today, a lot of new opportunities have been created for the youth".
- Just last week, I had a chance of meeting some daughters of Jammu & Kashmir.
Prime Minister Modi also appealed to the nation to take concrete steps in the country's transformation from Positive India to Progressive India in the New Year.
".Indian democracy welcomes the voters of the 21st century, the "New India Voters".
Modi then mentioned one Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, who topped the Kashmir Administrative Services Examination despite being surrounded by terrorism and hatred in and around the Valley.
He said, "New India needs to find ways, make plans regarding how we could accomplish our goals by 2022 and how we could build an India that our freedom fighters dreamt of?"
During his Mann Ki Baat address, the PM also mentioned that head of all 10 ASEAN countries will be the chief guests at the Republic Day celebrations which is a matter of great pride for India.