Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, November 25 addressed the 50th episode of radio programme “Mann Ki Baat.” The programme was about the aspirations of the people and neither about his achievements nor his government said PM Modi.
He said the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ was started on October 3, 2014, and today is the Golden Jubilee episode. PM Modi also narrated the story of how the idea for the programme came to him during a trip to Himachal Pradesh.
PM said,”When Mann ki Baat began, I decided that politics will not be a part of it. It’ll neither have the praises of the government nor my name.
Here are few highlights from “Mann ki Baat”:
- Modi said, When Mann ki Baat started, I dedicated that politics will be a part of it, it’ll neither have the praises of the government, nor my name.
- I thank media for playing Mann ki Baat on different channels and different mediums regularly. No political person is ever happy with media, they think they don’t get enough coverage or get negative comments.
- PM said, the government has made very important decision of opening Kartarpura corridor so that people of India can easily go Kartarpura and visit the holy place of Guru Nanak Dev.
- Today, youth is very ambitious, they think big. Prime Minister says, it’s good, dream big and achieves great success – this is New India. People say the young generation wants to do so many things at the same time. I say what is wrong in that? They are good at multitasking, so they do that.”
- Cleanliness, road safety, drug free India and selfie with daughter are some of the initiatives that the media campaigned for in a creative manner, PM Modi adds. “TV channels have made it the most watched radio programme.”
The first episode of Mann ki Baat radio programme was broadcasted on October 2014.
The major motive of the first episode of Modi’s Mann ki Baat was his insistence on the usage of Khadi products, which subsequently boosted the sale of such products by over 100%.
The last episode of Mann ki Baat aired on 24th October, outlined for IT society initiative for promoting selfless service, acknowledged the contribution of Sardar Patel for uniting India, and paid homage to army soldiers and their families on the occasion of Infantry Day.
As the last episode was broadcasted days before Diwali, PM Modi also urged people to buy indigenous product to support the people of the country. He also urged farmer to give up the practice of stubble burning in order to control air pollution.
On January 2015, former US President Barack Obama had also joined Modi and addressed episode of Mann Ki Baat. The former United State’s president had shared personal stories and gave insights over what it takes to achieve life goals.
(With agency inputs)