PM calls for August 15 as 'Day of Resolve'

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said collaborative efforts were on to deal with the flood situation in several state.

The prime minister also said that the weather prediction by the Metereological Department nowadays is nearly ideal and hence people should develop the habit of carrying out their tasks according to the predictions, so as to avoid losses.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged Indians to celebrate August 15 this year as "Sankalp Parva" or Day of Resolve to do something constructive for the country, with a deadline of August 2022 as the time of "Siddhi" or attainment of that ideal.

"I am happy how India took pride in the team's accomplishment", he added.

Congress leader Pawan Khera asked Modi what action had been taken against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the Panama Papers issue, citing the case of Nawaz Sharif who quit as Pakistani Prime Minister. "I call GST, good and simple tax".

PM Modi also hailed the Indian national women cricket team for their exemplary performance in the recently concluded Women's Cricket World Cup, in which the team lost in the finals to England.

Recalling India's struggle from freedom, Modi said: "Starting from 1857, the country saw so many movements for India's freedom". "We are not getting any answers to this in the prime minister's Mann ki Baat", he said. "I view this as a healthy and pleasant change and I told these daughters that only they were blessed with such good fortune, and hence they should banish any thought of not having been successful". As far as the economy is concerned, months before the festival of Rakhi, the manufacturing of "rakhis" starts in small-scale units across hundreds of families", Modi said."Lokmanya Tilak started the "Sarvjanik Ganeshotsav" with the basic aim to inculcate the spirit of unity, enhance awareness in society, and promote the culture of togetherness. "The month of August has seen historic movements in India", said PM Modi. He said that five years from 2017 to 2022 could also be decisive if people fulfill their promises.

"It is also an example of cooperative federalism". He said, "We must also take pledge to ensure dirtiness, poverty, corruption, terrorism, caste system, communalism "quit India".

-The PM says our festivals also bring economic opportunities for the poor. All decisions taken by both Centre and states. "I told the Indian women cricket team to not take their World Cup loss to heart, as the entire nation stands behind them and is proud of their feat", he said.

-Government will launch Quit India Quiz on its MyGov app on the occasion of August 15.

"In 1920 and 1942 we saw two different Gandhian movements".