Mann Ki Baat highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the nation through his monthly radio broadcast programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’. During the address he shared his thoughts on an array of significant issues. The programme was aired at 11 am. This was his first Mann Ki Baat since the landmark judgements by the Supreme Court on the issues of Triple Talaq and Right to privacy. It was the 35th edition of the monthly radio address. It was broadcasted on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan. “Mann Ki Baat will take place tomorrow at 11 AM. Do tune in,” PM tweeted yesterday. All India Radio broadcasts ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. Regional language versions of the programme will also be repeated at 8 PM. The programme is also streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News.
Here highlights of PM Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat
1. PM Narendra Modi today spoke elaborately on violence. Citing the India is a land of Mahatma Gandhi and Gautama Buddha, PM Modi said violence won’t tolerated in the name of faith, politics or individual. Underlining ‘Ahimsa Paramo Dharma’, PM Modi said no one is above the law.
2. PM Modi said that diversity is essence of our country. He also invoked William Shakespeare’s play The Merchant of Venice to stress on eh significance of mercy.
3. PM Narendra Modi has extended his greetings on Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam festival and Eid al-Adha. PM Modi also emphasized on the significance of the festivals and exhorted people to make festivals a big source of tourism. I am happy that festivals like Ganesh Utsav are being celebrated with a concern for the environment, said PM Modi.
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4. ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’- let us create a mass movement around this in the run up to Gandhi Jayanti and give renewed focus to cleanliness, said PM Modi. He also said that volunteers of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind had cleaned 22 temples and 3 mosques which were affected by flood in Gujarat’s Dhanera. PM Modi termed this as inspiring instance of unity.
5. PM Narendra Modi said that playing field is more important that PlayStation asked youths and children to go out and play. PM Modi said India welcomes all teams coming to the country for the FIFA U-17 World Cup.
PM Modi also said the Teachers’ Day this year should be celebrated to teach to transform, educate to empower and, learn to live.