Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his 31st episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme at 11 a.m. on Sunday. He started the address talking about the feedback the government has got about his monthly speech. In Sunday’s episode, PM talked about various topics like early onslaught of heat wave in India, government’s crackdown on the VIP culture and urged youngsters to spend their time on more productive things.
Here are five key takeaways from PM Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat:
1. Feedback on ‘Mann Ki Baat’
PM Modi thanked people for listening to his radio address and leaving their suggestions and feedback, saying he is glad that people are participating in his initiative. He added that getting all these suggestions is a positive sign and the government analyses all of them.
2. BHIM app
PM urged people to get more and more people to use BHIM App during these holidays. He gave a new way to earn pocket money, as for every referral on BHIM app the person will get Rs 10 as soon as the other person use it thrice. So, during vacations if a person asks 20 people to download it every day, by the end of a day he or she will end up making Rs 200.
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3. Weather change
In his radio address, the PM said last time, he discussed wastage of food and received many “unique suggestion” from people across the country for this. This time, he raised concern over early onslaught of heat and asked people to help the needy people and even animals and birds to survive in this reeling heat waves. The Prime Minister said that during summers, many people go from home to home like postmen, milkmen, vegetable sellers and asked the people to “always offer them water”.
4. Message to youngsters
PM Modi asked students to do something out of the box and make the most of their summer vacation. He asked them to get out of ‘comfort zones’ and embrace new joys in the holidays by exploring new places, new experiences and new skills. He further asked them to pursue sports in the holidays and go play with children of nearby areas.
5. VIP culture
He mentioned Centre’s decision of removing red beacon light from officials’ cars and said it is a step to root out VIP culture. New India is a concept that promotes the idea of EPI (Every Person is Important) instead of VIP (Very Important Person), said PM.