True essence of democracy is 'Jan Bhagidari': Modi

New Delhi: Describing democracy as the "true essence of Jan Bhagidari", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday that together all the problems can be resolved.

"The true essence of democracy is Jan Bhagidari. Together we will solve all the issues that are affecting the nation. This will be done through Jan Bhagidari," Modi said while addressing the Smart India Hackathon through video conferencing.

The Prime Minister said that there was a perception about democracy and it was restricted to voting only but this is not the reality.
"Democracy is not only giving contract to one government for five years. In reality it is Jan Bhagidari," Modi said. 

"A series of issues have been placed before our youth to work on. The issues are challenging but this is also an opportunity. There is a need to use technology more and innovate more. We live in a technology driven era," he added.

Modi said that the youth of India is blessed with phenomenal energy and this energy will bring very good results for the nation.

"India is a youthful nation. The youth of India has come together with enthusiasm for this programme. I am confident the outcomes of what my young friends are doing will lead to very positive results," the Prime Minister said.