Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the lucky draw scheme on Sunday for the people to promote digital payment methods includes mobile banking, e-banking, e-wallets.
To encourage people to go cashless, the government has come up with an innovative idea to promote digital payment.
In his monthly radio show, ’Mann ki Baat’ he wished the nation on Christmas and said, “I wish you all a Merry Christmas. It is the day when people should serve with compassion”.
On the occasion of Christmas remembering Jesus he said, “Jesus not only did serve the poor but he has also appreciated the service done by poor, this is real empowerment”.
PM Modi on Christmas Day played the role of Santa and gifted two schemes ‘Lucky Grahak Yojana’ and ‘Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana’ to promote the digital transactions to make India a cashless economy.
Addressing the people in his Mann ki Baat programme he said,“On the day of Christmas, Indians will get the benefit of two schemes — Digi Dhan Vyapar Yojana and Lucky Grahak Yojana. It will last for 100 days. As such, crores of rupees will be distributed to lakhs of people”.
A big lucky draw will be conducted every week and the winning price will be lakhs.
Adding further to this he said, “On the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti — April 14, 2017 — we will be conducting a bumper draw in which the winning price will be in crores.”
People will be benefited from these schemes if they use the payment methods like RuPay cards, USSD, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), mobile banking or e-banking.