New Delhi [India], Dec 31 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to kick start the New Year with a positive spirit. Also Read - New Delhi, Goa and Mumbai Top Booked Destinations by Indians During Valentine’s Week

Addressing the nation in his 39th edition of monthly radio-address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Modi said, “Let us enter 2018 with a spirit of positivity. During Mann Ki Baat last month, I had spoken about ‘Positive India’. I am happy that so many people shared their ‘Positive India’ moments through social media.” Also Read - Mughal Gardens to Open For Public From THIS Date, Entry Through Online Booking Only | Check Timing, Other Details

He added the nation should welcome the New Year with the smallest happiness and commence the journey from a ‘Positive India’ towards a ‘Progressive India’. Also Read - Costliest 'Ghagra'? Drugs Worth Rs 1.7 Crore Hidden in Lehengas That Were Being Sent to Australia

The prime minister also welcomed those born in the year 2000 to the electoral system as ‘they will become eligible voters’ in 2018.

“I encourage these new voters to be the change they want to see,” Prime Minister Modi asserted.

The prime minister also hailed his government for taking steps to facilitate Haj for the Muslim women.

“We have also made provisions so that Muslim women do not have to wait for permission to go to Haj. They can now decide for themselves and we have already received several applications,” he added.(ANI)

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.