In his first Mann ki Baat address after re-election, the Prime Minister asked people to conserve water, praised voters for being a part of the largest polling exercise in the world and stressed the importance of democracy.
“Saving water will save the nation. Community efforts will result in positive results. There is no fixed formula to resolve the issue. In different parts, different methods may be adopted but the aim is the same- to conserve every drop of water. When we all will come together, the impossible will be possible. Jan Jan judega, jal bechega.”
“Pledge to save every drop of water and spread awareness on water preservation; suggest traditional means for water preservation; and share details of NGOs, individuals or organisations working on water preservation.”
“There is a need for public awareness program to save water. Use #JanShakti4JalShakti to upload your content relating to water conservation. Inform people about innovative campaigns, problems associated with conservation among other things.” He also asked film celebrities, sports personalities, media and social organisations to take part in the initiative.
“More than 61 crore people exercised their franchise in these polls. The scale of the election was immense. It tells us about the faith people have in our democracy. The voter base in India is twice the population of America.”
He also talked about the efforts made by the Election Commission, security officials and staff connected with the polling process.