Mann Ki Baat Live: PM Modi says Aatmanirbhar Bharat is not just a government effort but it is the national spirit of India

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Updated: February 28, 2021 12:01:22 pm

Mann Ki Baat Live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon be addressing this year’s second Mann Ki Baat on Sunday at 11 am.

PM Narendra ModiIn January’s episode of Mann Ki Baat, Modi appealed to people to write and share stories about freedom fighters and their struggle to mark India’s 75th Independence Day.

Mann Ki Baat Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his this year’s second Mann Ki Baat address on Sunday at 11 am emphasized the need of rain water harvesting. He said that Jal Shakti Mantralaya will soon launch a campaign called ‘Catch the Rain’ and the idea is to ‘Catch the rain when it falls and where it falls.’ According to Modi, the government body will focus on repairing the rain water harvesting systems, clean up village stepwells, ponds and remove all kinds of blockages from the water bodies.  He also urged Indians to focus on their nearby areas and take measures to save water.

The Prime Minister on Saturday took to Twitter to announce the latest episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ and asked people to tune in. Last week on February 15, PM Modi via his social media handle had invited Indians to step forth and share some inspiring stories that are related to the field of culture, art, and tourism. According to his tweet, Modi said he would love to hear some motivational anecdotes from people of the country that will be shared in his monthly programme in February. “Through inspiring examples, January’s #MannKiBaat highlighted diverse topics ranging from art, culture, tourism and agri innovation,” read the tweet. Modi shared a link along with a toll-free number where people can record their messages in Hindi or English and send it to the government.

In January’s episode of Mann Ki Baat, Modi appealed to people to write and share stories about freedom fighters and their struggle to mark India’s 75th Independence Day. It is to note that ‘Mann ki Baat’ is a monthly radio programme that Modi addresses to the nation and is broadcasted on the last Sunday of every month.

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    Aatmanirbhar Bharat is not just a government effort but it is the national spirit of India: PM

    Discussing on the innovation and youth curiosity, Modi reiterated Aatmanirbhar Bharat as not just an effort made by the government but he termed it as the national spirit of India.

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    11:27 (IST)28 Feb 2021
    Jal Shakti Mantralaya's 'Catch the Rain' to focus on rain water harvesting

    Jal Shakti Mantralaya will soon launch a campaign called 'Catch the Rain' and the idea is to 'Catch the rain when it falls and where it falls.' According to Modi, the government body will focus on repairing the rain water harvesting systems, clean up village stepwells, ponds and remove all kinds of blockages from the water bodies.  

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    Modi urges people to start a 100-day campaign, Jal Shakti Mantralaya will too launch one

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    Local people of Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh take initiative to conserve water

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    Need to conserve water, says PM Modi

    In the beginning of his address on 'Mann Ki Baat,' PM Modi discusses the importance of water and urges people to start their efforts right away to conserve water. Citing Sujith, a residient of Dinajpur in West Bengal, Modi said that the responsibility to save water is collective. 

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