New Delhi, Aug 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday stressed on good governance and sought people’s support for that.
In his Independence Day address to the nation from the historic Red Fort here, the Prime Minister said India needed to convert “swaraj” (independence) to “surajya” (good governance).
Modi said the way gaining independence required sacrifice, achieving good governance also requires sacrifice and discipline.
Whether it was “Panchayat or Parliament, village head or prime minister”, every person and institution needed to work together to achieve the goal of good governance, Modi said.
“There are lakhs of problems in India, but Indians have capability to overcome them,” he said.
Modi said his government has taken “countless initiatives” in its two years in office, and added he would not talk about the programmes but the “work style” of the government.
The Prime Minister also stressed on transparency and accountability of the governance. “Accountability should be at the root of good governance.”
“Good governance means a change in the life of the common man. It means the government is sensitive, responsible and dedicated to the common people,” he added.
He gave examples of online registration in government hospitals like AIIMS, improvement in IRCTC website for booking train tickets and expediting process for getting passport.
The Prime Minister added that his government was focused on delivering to the “last man”.