Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi pushes for women empowerment, ban single-use plastics

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Updated: September 29, 2019 12:08:46 pm

This was PM Narendra Modi's first Mann Ki Baat after his return to New Delhi from the US trip and fourth after returning to power in May.

mann Ki Baat liveIn his Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi pushes for women empowerment, ban single-use plastics

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to ban single-use plastics. in his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’, he said, “I hope that you all will be apart of the exercise to get rid of single-use plastics on October 2.” Pushing for women empowerment, the Prime Minister said, “This Diwali, Let us celebrate Bharat ki Lakshmi.” Asking to highlight the achievements of daughters, he asked ‘can we, this time, introduce a novelty in welcoming her?’ “Can we, this time around in society, organise programmes to felicitate daughters in villages, towns and cities? It could be in the form of a public function,” he said while he urged people to use the hashtag #BHARATKILAXMI on social media.

This was PM Modi’s first Mann Ki Baat after his return to New Delhi from the US trip and fourth after returning to power in May. He also informed that Pope Francis will declare Sister Mariam Thresia a saint next month. “It is a matter of pride for every Indian that, on the coming 13th October, His Holiness Pope Francis will declare Sister MariamThresia a saint,” he said. Referring to the recent Cabinet decision to ban e-cigarette in the country, he said, “I urge all of you to quit the addiction to tobacco and do not harbour any misconceptions about e-cigarettes. Come, let us all build a healthy India.”

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    12:05 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

    PM Modi said that it is a matter of pride not only for India but for the entire world today, while we are celebrating ‘Gandhi 150’, our 130 crore countrymen have pledged to be rid from the menace of single use plastic. In view of the kind of lead that India has taken towards environmental protection, today entire world are looking towards India as a model example. I am confident that you will all be a part of campaign for liberation from menace of single use plastic on October 2.

    11:54 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi speaks with India's first Plogger Ripu Daman

    Prime Minister spoke with Ripu Daman, India's first Plogger and asked him to explain the concept of Plogging during Mann Ki Baat.

    11:51 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi calls for a ban on single-use plastics

    Prime Minister urged people to ban single-use plastics. "I hope that you all will be apart of the exercise to get rid of single-use plastics on October 2," he said.

    11:40 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Pope Francis to declare Sister MariamThresia a saint on Oct 13: PM Modi

    PM Modi informed that Pope Francis will declare Sister MariamThresia a saint next month. "It is a matter of pride for every Indian that, on the coming 13th October, His Holiness Pope Francis will declare Sister MariamThresia a saint," he said.

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    11:39 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi on Fir India campaign

    PM Modi speaks about Fit India campaign. "Do you still remember Fit India? Fit India does not mean that if we go to the gym for two hours every morning and evening, it will suffice! All these addictions have to be avoided to be a part of Fit India. I am sure you happily accept my counsel," he said.

    11:38 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi urges people to quit tobacco products

    PM Modi urges people to quit tobacco products. "I urge all of you to quit the addiction to tobacco and do not harbour any misconceptions about e-cigarettes. Come, let us all build a healthy India," he said.

    11:37 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM speaks on e-cigarette ban decision

    PM Modi refers to recent decision to ban e-cigarettes. He said, "We all know that addiction to, tobacco is very harmful for health and it becomes very difficult to quit this addiction. People who consume tobacco are vulnerable to high risk diseases like cancer, diabetes, blood pressure etc. Everyone knows that. Tobacco intoxication occurs due to the nicotine present in it. Brain development is hampered by its consumption during adolescence. But, today, I want to have a discourse with you on a new topic." "You must be knowing that recently the e-cigarette got banned in India. An e-cigarette is a type of electronic device unlike a typical cigarette. In an e-cigarette, the heating of nicotine-containing fluids creates a type of chemical smoke and this is the pathway through which nicotine is consumed. While we all understand the dangers of common cigarettes, a misconception has been generated about e-cigarettes. The myth that has been spread is that e-cigarettes pose no danger."

    11:32 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi urges people to hear speech of Daniil Medvedev

    PM Modi said that he heard the speech and watched the match if Daniil Medvedev. 'Sheer simplicity and maturity displayed by Medvedev touched everyone. It surely stirred me. He won hearts with humility and simplicity; epitome of spirit of sportsmanship in truest sense that he is, in letter & spirit. If you haven’t heard Medvedev’s speech yet, I shall urge you, especially young friends to watch this video. It holds much for people across the age and class spectra to see and learn,' he said.

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    11:28 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Mod promises new edition of Exam Warriors

    PM Narendra Modi speaks about Arunachal boy. He said, "My young student friends, first of all, I thank you for writing to me. Thank you for reading Exam Warriors more than twice and special thanks for pointing out shortcomings in the book." "My little friend has entrusted me with a task, in fact there are orders for me. I shall certainly comply with your directions. As you have told me, I shall positively try to write something for parents as well as teachers, as and when I get the time to pen a new edition," he said.

    11:24 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM urges people to share photos, use #BHARATKILAXMI

    PM Modi said, 'We could do something more; we could highlight the achievements of these daughters by sharing their achievements on social media, using the hashtag #BHARATKILAXMI. The way we jointly ran a mega campaign “#Selfiwithdaughter”, which spread globally.'

    11:21 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi tells people to organise programmes to felicitate daughters

    PM Modi said, 'My dear brothers and sisters, Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, makes an entry into each and every household in the form of fortune and prosperity.' 'Of course, Laxmi should be welcomed in the traditional way. Can we, this time, introduce a novelty in welcoming her? In our culture, daughters are considered Laxmi, since they are harbinger of fortune and prosperity. Can we, this time around in society, organise programmes to felicitate daughters in villages, towns and cities? It could be in the form of a public function,' he said.

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    11:18 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi urges people to help poor celebrate festivals

    On the one hand, when we experience the ‘Delivery In’ of sweetmeats, apparel, gifts and so on, let us think for a moment on the process of ‘Delivery Out’. At least in our homes, items that are in excess and thus, not required anymore, could be allocated for ‘Delivery Out’. He said that in many cities, many NGOs run by young friends have formed Start ups for this endeavor. "They collect clothes, sweets, food from home, look for the needy and hand them over discreetly. Can we, this time, during the festival seasion, dispel some of the darkness beneath the lamp with due awareness and resolve?"

    11:14 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Need to make celebration inclusive: PM Modi

    In his speech, PM called for the need to make celebration inclusive. He noted that during festivals, families come together. "Homes will be filled with joy! But… you must have felt this… there are many people around us who remain deprived of these celebrations," he said. This is what, he said, is termed as “Chiragh Tale Andhera”, darkness just beneath the lamp! Perhaps this adage is not just a set of words; for us, it is an order a philosophical thought, or an inspiration. Just think about it. The true joy radiating out of festivals is only when the darkness subsides and dissipates and a radiant glow emerges. Let us distribute joy, where there is a paucity of it… let it come naturally to us. 

    11:07 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi greets the people on occasion of Navratri

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Navratri. In his message, he prayed for good health, happiness and well being of 130 crore of Indians. "My dear countrymen, with the advent of Navaratri today, the air is bound to be full of new hopes, new energy, newer zest and newer resolves, once again. After all, it’s the festival season," he said.

    11:03 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi wishes Lata Mangeshkar on her birthday

    PM Modi said that he has a very special guest joining him during Mann Ki Baat. PM Narendra Modi wishes singer Lata Mangeshkar on her 90th birthday. PM Modi had made a call to the singer before embarking on a seven-day US trip. "There would hardly be anyone who does not show utmost regard for Lata Mangeshkar ji. She is elder to most of us and has been witness to different eras in the country. We address her as 'didi'. She turns 90 today," he said.

    11:01 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Celebrating the power of 130 crore Indians, tweets PM
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    10:51 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Mann Ki Baat: PM likely to speak on Mahatma Gandhi, ODF

    In his address today, PM Narendra Modi is likely to speak on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He is likely to present the plans a “Swachhata Diwas” event in Ahmedabad where he will declare the entire nation “Open Defecation Free” (ODF).

    10:49 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    PM Modi to address nation shortly

    The speech of PM Narendra Modi start shortly. This would be his fourth address to the nation via radio after returning to power in May. The Mann Ki Baat comes a day after he arrived here from a trip to the US.

    10:48 (IST)29 Sep 2019
    Mann Ki Baat today

    Mann Ki Baat is a monthly radio programme where PM Narendra Modi speaks to the people of the country. The programme is aired on all channels of All India Network and Doordarshan.

    Mann Ki Baat is a monthly programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people on all channels of All India Radio, DD National and DD News. The first Mann Ki Baat programme was aired on 3 October 2014. The Prime Minister uses this programme to deliver his voice to the general masses in rural areas. The speech is aired in regional languages on the same day at 8 PM.
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