Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today address the nation through his monthly radio broadcast programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The programme will be aired at 11 am. This will be his first Mann Ki Baat since the landmark judgements by the Supreme Court on the issues of Triple Talaq and Right to privacy. “Mann Ki Baat will take place tomorrow at 11 AM. Do tune in,” PM tweeted yesterday. All India Radio will broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. It has been learnt that the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centres across the country will listen to PM Modi’s popular radio program ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today since he is likely to touch upon issues related to sports, especially 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Indian athletes at the SAI Centres across the country were asked to tune in to the program.
“The National Sports Day is approaching and the PM is very keen to see that India develops into a sporting country, so he will touch upon a lot of sports issues,” a sports ministry official told PTI on condition of anonymity. SAI runs 12 major Centres, including National Institute of Sports (NIS) in Patiala, and more than 50 small centres across the country. Dhyan Chand’s birthday which falls on August 29 is observed as National Sports Day. On this day, National Sports Awards such as Arjuna and Khel Ratna are conferred on selected athletes by the President of India every year.
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PM Modi is also likely to speak on National Sports Talent Search Portal. The portal will be officially launched by the Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the capital on Monday.
Sports and Indian athletes have regularly figured in PM Modi’s Mann ki Baat. Last time, PM Modi had mentioned India women’s cricket team’s historic runner-up finish at the World Cup in England.