While transparency reduces corruption, good governance goes beyond transparency in achieving openness. Openness means involving the stakeholders in decision-making process. Transparency is the right to information while openness is the right to participation.
Can serving the mother be a favour? A son is only dedicated to serve the mother....The favour has been done by the party.
We want to make nation-building a people's movement.
Lokmanya Tilak said "Swaraj is my birthright" but now the people of India must say, "Surajya is my birthright".
In every walk of life, you must have leaders. An education in the spiritual world, in the labor field, in the agricultural field, we must have leaders.
The choices we make now will shape the future of not just our countries, but the world at large. We should intensify our cooperation in confronting global challenges like Terrorism, Cyber Security and Climate Change.
Divide and rule is the way Congress does their politics while we say let's unite and do development.
The government's job is good governance for everybody. My government will make policies; if you fit into it, come on board, or stay where you are. My job is not to spoon-feed anyone.
Modern science is a catalyst agent to fulfil the needs of humankind. We must ensure that it reaches to poorest of the poor.
I think it is a very natural tendency for the nations to increase their influence in the international space, as they pursue their international relations with different countries.
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.
I don't look at sports as something which merely tones up the body. I look at it as a tool of education that stimulates the mind and brings in a culture of discipline.
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.
Cleanliness and sanitation were closest to Gandhiji's heart. We will launch a 'Clean India' campaign and by Gandhiji's 150th birth anniversary, all schools in the country should have toilets with separate toilets for girls.
Only those who keep walking get sweet returns... look at the sun's perseverance- dynamic & always on the move, never dormant... hence keep moving.
India's role is not to interfere in what Nepal does but to support Nepal in their development. Nepal should scale new heights of progress.
You will see India as a country of opportunities, unmatched across the world. India can be a role model of growth and cohesiveness for the rest of the world.
We must build an agenda for speedy yet sustainable economic growth that is inclusive of all, is respectful of individuals, responsive to innovation and responsible towards the future generations.
A teacher says "I am sowing the seeds of revolution." At that time we cannot imagine how powerful the teacher is, but he certainly derives joy by fulfilling his duty.
I intend to launch a massive National Program for PDS Computerisation.
The world does not run on the number of certificates one has, but on the skills our hands have. Let the youth dream big and aim for the sky. The work of a government should be to open doors.
India is developing because of 125 crore strong Team India. We have to end the curse of casteism, communalism with the sweetness of development.
If we decide, we can change the pitiable condition of Indian economy. We have to take up the responsibility and show commitment.
We need to embrace the change that digital connectivity can bring. Now, towns will come alongside places where optical fibre network is present.
Indian economy is suffering from policy paralysis and lack of optimism. I am confident that with right kind of decisions, we can once again generate hope and confidence and turnaround our economy.
The world has crafted a beautiful balance of collective action - common but differentiated responsibility and respective capabilities.
We must acknowledge the importance of teachers to the society.
A son of a poor man is standing in front of you today. This is the strength of a democracy.
Over an extended period of time, if a culture does not entail any traditions...if there are no values or if there is no awareness or social consciousness...a heritage tradition can never be developed.
Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan served this country well, he did not celebrate his birthday, he celebrated it for teachers.