# We are marking 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha.
In his monthly radio address "Mann Ki Baat", Modi exhorted all Indians to fight black money and corruption by opting for digital payments than cash transactions.
"The audio was played in today's programme and Prime Minister Narendra Modi responded to it".
PM Modi often invites suggestions and comments from citizens - which he also incorporates in his broadcast. He also hailed the people of India for extending support to the movement towards digital transactions.
He noted that the Bhim App, launched about two and a half months ago, had already been downloaded by one and a half crore people.
The PM, while welcoming the increasing participation of women in the workforce, said maternity leave for working women had been raised to 26 weeks from 12 weeks. Prime minister said this landmark decision will benefit 18 lakh women working in the formal sector Prime minister said 7th April is World Health Day and this year the focus is on Depression. That New India, the appeal said, would be "driven by innovation, hard work and creativity. characterised by peace, unity and brotherhood. free from corruption, terrorism, black money and dirt". He highlighted the basic aim is to ensure proper care of the newborn, the future citizen of India from the time of birth.
Modi began his address by greeting the people of Bangladesh on their Independence Day. "In essence, every citizen must discharge his civic duties and esponsibilities".
"Year 2022 will be India's 75th year of independence; let's all remember Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev".
With the United Nations focusing on depression as a theme this year on the occasion of World Health Day, the PM also touched upon the topic, saying the condition was curable.
The "new India" theme is expected to dominate the agenda of the government in its remaining two years, ahead of the 2019 election.
The Prime Minister said if 125 crore Indians take a pledge and work unitedly towards making a "New India", then it is possible to realise this dream of countrymen.
Wastage of food is unfortunate. The truth is one, only different people may express it differently, he said.