We, the present generation, have the responsibility to act as a trustee of the rich natural wealth for the future generations. The issue is not merely about climate change; it is about climate justice.
Despite deficit rains, we have been successful in bringing down the inflation down from double digits to 3-4%
The 21st century is the century of knowledge. Knowledge, science and education will have the power and strength to embrace the entire universe.
Government systems suffer from two weaknesses. They are complex. And they are slow. We need to change this. Our systems need to be made sharp, effective, fast and flexible. This requires simplification of processes and having trust in citizens. This needs a Policy Driven State.
No one can question the talent of India's youth after the success of the Mars Mission. Everything indigenous!
I did not make any big speeches but acted upon working against corruption.
A good government is one with many information channels, those that give real-time information.
If our rocks, our homes, our streets are our heritage... our Pol is our heritage, then the lifestyle that has emerged over time...that also is our heritage and that itself...is our soul. And it is this soul that connects us.
Importance of technology is increasing every day, we must not deprive our children of technology, if we do then it's a social crime.
BJP is doing "gathbandhan". Congress is doing "brashtbandhan" and the criminals are doing "lathbandhan". Our politics is about coalitions. Every coalition where the BJP is part of as leaders, has been successful.
It is a tribute to Indian democracy that a person from a poor family, an ordinary family, is today addressing the nation from the Red Fort.
Gujarat is the fourth state in the world where we have a separate climate-change department.
Good Governance cannot remain merely a philosophy. Concrete steps have to be taken for realizing its goals.
Secularism is not only in our constitution but also in our veins. We worship Mother Nature too. We believe that the world is our family.
Our education apparatus can't be one that produces robots. That can happen in laboratory. There has to be overall personality development.
When I came here in 1999, all one could hear was the sound of the guns as guns were booming all around. Today I am only hearing clapping of hands.
One should play and sweat. Life shouldn't be bogged down by books.
Nobody wants to remain poor. Those who are poor want to move away from poverty. That is why, all our programmes must be for the poor. All our schemes must serve the poor.
Buddha is the crown jewel of the Indian nation which accepts all ways of worship of all religions. This quality of Hinduism in India was a product of many great spiritual masters chief among them was Buddha. And this is what sustains the secular character of India.
BJP is a political party with a difference that aims at good governance. This is proved by the fact that three of the five Chief Ministers according to a recent NDTV survey/poll are from BJP-ruled states.
I want to do small things, for small people, and to make the small people big...
Almost 4.25 lakh toilets were built in 2.62 schools nationwide in one year; this gives self-confidence that we can do what we want.
It is important how we view the youth of our nation. To simply consider them as new age voters will be a big mistake. They are the new age power.
It has become a fashion to declare a package after every crisis. The time has come to pack those who keep giving these packages that don't reach the farmers.
We are proud of 3 things: Democracy, Demographic dividend and Demand.
Politics for me is not Ambition but a Mission.
Power is not just for TV sets and charging mobile phones. This electricity is critical to the industrial development of this area. If there is electricity, small scale industry will grow.
I will only say that many freedom fighters of India found their calling in the institutions of Britain. And many makers of modern India, including several of my distinguished predecessors, from Jawaharlal Nehru to Dr. Manmohan Singh, passed through their doors.
Elections are a festival of democracy. Everyone must join this festival of democracy and strengthen it.
Yoga should not be just an exercise, but a means to connect with the world and with nature. It should bring a change in our lifestyle and create awareness within us.