Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that it is important to keep a few hours of rest between tasks.
“You will always have a need to sleep and have a nap.
I will not give you any excuses to not nap.
You need to do it.
I know that.
I am a very sleep-deprived person, but I know there is a need,” Modi said at a ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the Bharat Ratna.”
I also have a strong feeling that when you are in your 30s, 40s, 50s, you need to rest.
I have spent a lot of time with my parents, so I feel like I can take a rest for them.
You are the ones who are in the room and you need a break.
I do not want to do anything to waste their time.”
Modi made his remarks in a speech to the nation after his government passed new laws to boost the economy.
The reforms have raised the threshold for tax on income earned from capital gains to 80 percent of taxable income, as well as allowed for capital gains from property sold in the last six months.
Modi also said the country needs a new culture, which he said was a “sad state of affairs.”
“We need a new Indian culture that has a positive attitude to work, the work ethic, and respect for one’s elders.
This will help us achieve our goals in the long run,” he said.
The prime minister said that the country needed to change its ways and focus on improving the quality of life for all.
“We must stop our mindset that is that life is only about the work and it is not about what you do for the people.
I want to make this clear: If you want to have a better life, then work hard and not just do something for yourself,” he added.