Modi said the "jan mann" (the attitude of people) had changed over the last 10 months since he took over and there was now an "atmosphere of trust" which was making things happen like the voluntary participation in Clean India campaign, rich people giving up LPG subsidy and bank accounts being opened for the poor.

Addressing a gathering of Indian community where Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife were also present, Modi exhorted the Indian diaspora to contribute to their home country's development by sharing their expertise and experience.

"The country is facing many challenges. And there is only one medicine," he said. As the crowds shouted "Modi, Modi", the Prime Minister said it is not him but something called "'vikas' (development) is the solution to all the problems of the country.... Only development can take the country forward."

Taking an apparent dig at the previous governments, Modi said he had started a cleanliness drive in the country.

"Jinko gandagi karni thi, woh gandagi kar ke chaley gaye, par hum safai karenge (Those who had to create a mess, they have done so and left. We will clean it up)," Modi said, without elaborating.

"The nation is huge and there is a lot of mess. It has been there for long. It will take time but it will be done as the attitude of people has changed," he said.

"Earlier, the country was known as 'scam-India'. We want it to be known as 'skilled-India'," he said while talking about the various initiatives taken by his government.

He said the people of the country have enough potential but they only needed an opportunity.

Modi said it was with the aim of strengthening the hands of the people of India that he was asking various countries to share their expertise and technology.

He underlined that India had the youth power as 65 percent of its population is below 35 years of age and if they decide to work for the progress of the country, nothing can stop the nation.

He said the march of development has already started over the last 10 months in a "transparent and corruption-free" environment.

In this context, the Prime Minister said while earlier two km length of road was being built per day, now 11 km is constructed in a day.

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