New Delhi, Dec 27: Addressing the nation on his Mann Ki Baat radio programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday announced the ‘Duties of a Citizen’ contest. Narendra Modi invited people to write essays, poems or make graphics or video on ‘Duties of a Citizen’ theme. “Before 26th January, share with me creative work, writings on ‘duties’. I want to know your thoughts. Share them on MyGov,” said Modi. The winner of the ‘Duties of a Citizen’ contest will get a certificate signed by the Prime Minister as a prize.
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Speaking on cleanliness, Narendra Modi highlighted the need to pay attention to cleanliness in India’s tourist destinations. “I am pleased to note that we keep on getting news regarding cleanliness drive. There is a need to pay attention to cleanliness in our tourist destinations. I thank media for highlighting positive stories about cleanliness from different parts of the country,” he said. Modi received a letter from Ganesh, who hails from Pune on the importance of cleanliness in tourist places. (ALSO READ: Mann Ki Baat: Narendra Modi stresses on cleanliness, announces ‘Start Up Capital’ programme) Also Read - Breaking News Feb 25 Live News And Updates: Five dead, Several Injured in Blast at Sivakasi Firecracker Factory

Modi also expressed satisfaction over the successful implementation of Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme. Prime Minister Modi said that nearly forty thousand crore rupees have reached beneficiaries’ accounts under various schemes. Noting that DBT is the largest programme of its kind in the world, the Prime Minister said, 35 to 40 schemes are being included under the DBT initiative. It has found its place in Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest scheme of direct benefit transfer. Also Read - PM Modi Biggest 'Dangaabaaz' of India, Worse Fate Than Trump Awaits Him, Says Mamata Banerjee