People born in the year 2000 or later; those born in the 21st century, will gradually begin to become eligible voters from the 1st of January, 2018. Vibodh also thanked PM for his great idea of running a mock Parliament in Delhi in 2018 for which youth from each district of the country will participate. "A vote is the biggest power in a democracy". It was also celebrated in India. He urged all the people born in the 21st century to register themselves as voters and said that their vote will become the basis for a "new India".
"'New India" will be free from the poison of casteism, communalism, terrorism and corruption.
It had come to our notice that if a Muslim woman wants to go on Haj, she must have a "Mehram" or a male guardian, otherwise she can not travel, it was discriminatory, we have changed this rule and this year and 1300 women applied to go without a male guardian.
Modi suggested that youths in the age group of 18 to 25 organise a "mock parliament" in every district and brainstorm about a new India.
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He gave an example of Anjum Bashir Khan Khattak, who excelled in the Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) exam. Khattak's ancestral home, Modi said, was burnt by terrorists in the 1990s but he never lost hope.
Hailing Kashmir's young women, Modi said: "Just last week, I had the chance of meeting some daughters of Jammu and Kashmir. I was amazed at spirit that they had, the enthusiasm that was there in their hearts and dreams they nurtured", he added. He also said that a cleanliness survey will be conducted from 4 January to 10 march to evaluate achievements in the cleanliness of urban areas.
In a message, the Vice-President said, "I convey my warm greetings and best wishes to all our citizens on the advent of Year 2018 and let us collectively resolve to dedicate ourselves towards building a peaceful, prosperous and harmonious society".
The year 2017 has been special for both ASEAN and India.