Mann Ki Baat highlights: Urge all to join ‘New India’ movement, says Modi

This will be the 30th edition of the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address. ‘Mann ki Baat’ will be broadcast in regional languages immediately after its Hindi broadcast.

Updated: Mar 26, 2017 11:42:26

By Agencies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the party headquarters to celebrate the BJP’s victories in UP and Uttarakhand Assembly elections, in New Delhi, in this file photo from March 12. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his first Mann Ki Baat following the BJP’s victories in the recently concluded assembly elections in five states.

This is the 30th edition of the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address. ‘Mann ki Baat’ will be broadcast in regional languages immediately after its Hindi broadcast.

In his previous address, Modi discussed a range of subjects from the ISRO’s historic launch of a record 104 satellites aboard a single rocket to the Indian’s team’s victory in the Blind T20 Cricket World Cup. He also spoke about moving towards digital currency and the Bhim App.

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11.30 am: PM Modi concludes his address.

11.29 am: June 21 is the third International Day of Yoga. “Tell us how to draw more people towards practising Yoga and how to make the day memorable,” Modi says.

He speaks about the benefits of the Maternity Bill. “Around 18 lakh women in formal sector will benefit from increased maternity leave,” he says.

11.24 am: PM speaks about mental health and depression (on occasion of World Health Day in April). “We are aware of it. But people who suffer, do not want to share their experiences with others and they feel ashamed of it. We should change this and encourage them to speak and share their burden.”

“Depression can be overcome. We all can play a role in helping those suffering from depression overcome it.”

11.20 am: Modi talks about Swachh Bharat and food wastage. “People of India are getting angry as far as dirt is concerned and this is a welcome sign. Making cleanliness an integral part of our lives and ensuring a clean India,” says Modi. The PM also shares an example of a caller from Dehradun who spoke about the river pollution where she lives.

“Wastage of food is unfortunate. I know of several youngsters who are using technology and helping prevent it.”

11.15 am: As he did in last month’s Mann Ki Baat address, Modi brings up digital transactions. “India has extended support to the movement towards digital transactions. People of India have rejected corruption and black money.”

11.10 am: PM Modi brings up ‘New India’, harking back to his speech after the BJP’s historic electoral victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand earlier this month. “New India manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will create a Bhavya and Divya Bharat.”

“The desire of 125 crore Indians to transform the country forms the foundation of New India. I urge you all to join this movement.”

11.05 am: “We are marking 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha. And this was one of the earliest Gandhian mass movements in India,” says Modi. “He returned to India and in two years he went to Bihar and what he did inspired the whole nation,” Modi says on Gandhi.

11.04 am: On March 23, Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru attained martyrdom, says Modi. “They lived and died for our nation. It would be impossible to express in words the story of their supreme sacrifice.

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919 impacted Bhagat Singh deeply. It changed the course of his life.”

11.00 am: PM Narendra Modi begins his address by greeting the people of Bangladesh on their Independence Day. “They won a historic war against injustice. India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh. Together, we shall keep working towards peace and security in our region,” he says.

First Published: Mar 26, 2017 10:53:31


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