Mann Ki Baat LIVE updates: PM Modi addresses final monthly radio address before Lok Sabha polls, says will hold season 2 in May

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Updated: February 24, 2019 12:07:04 pm

Mann Ki Baat 2019 LIVE: This is PM Modi's second Mann ki Baat this year, and the first address to the nation ever since the deadly Pulwama Attack in Jammu and Kashmir which took lives of around 40 CRPF jawans.

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Mann Ki Baat 2019: The 53rd monthly radio address is the last one before the Lok Sabha elections, said PM modi. PM Modi thanked the countrymen for listening to Mann Ki Baat on All India Radio. He said that next Mann Ki baat will be held on the last Sunday in May.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid homage to the CRPF jawans who sacrificed their lives during the deadly Pulwama attack on Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. Terming the cross-border terrorism as a key challenge in front of India, PM Modi urged countrymen to rise above casteism, communalism, regionalism and other difference to remain united. PM Modi said that his government was taking decisive steps against terror. The 53rd episode of PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Mann Ki Baat’ was the first address to the nation ever since the deadly Pulwama attack, the worst on security forces in Jammu and Kashmir which took lives of around 40 CRPF jawans. PM Modi has also termed today’s Mann Ki Baat as ‘Special’.

The PM’s address is being aired across the country through All India Radio, DD News, DD National and is also streamed on YouTube channels Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, All India Radio and the Prime Minister’s office. One can also listen to Mann ki Baat in ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’ as well.

Last month, PM Modi delivered this year’s first ‘Mann ki Baat’ – which he began by paying tribute to Sri Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt and said that the government is “happy we fulfilled demand to make Netaji files public.” In the last edition, he also showered praise on the Election Commission of India – for conducting the election of such massive scale, and to celebrate the ‘National Voter’s Day’. He also urged the citizens of Indian to register themselves as votes after attaining the age of 18.

PM Modi also talked about Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, his painting, poet Ravidas – whose jayanti was around the corner. Apart from these, he also touched down on ‘Khelo India’ and how it has been transforming the youth and paving way for a ‘New India’; and the continuing success of Indian Space Research Organisation.

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Mann Ki Baat 2019 LIVE updates

12:07 (IST)24 Feb 2019
In Mann Ki Baat, Birsha Munda, Jamsetji Tata, Morarji Desai remembered

PM Narendra Modi also remembered Santhal Revolution's Birsha Munda, founder of Tata Group Jamsetji Tata, and former Prime Minister Morarji Desai, whose birth anniversary is around the corner - on the last episode of his Maan Ki Baat.

He said Birsha Munda and Jamsetji Tata brought glory and honour to India, and not just in Jharkhand. 

11:59 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Narendra Modi talkes about National Police Memorial

While remembering the enormous contribution of Armed Forces, Police and Para Military Forces to the country, he urged the people to National Soldiers’ Memorial and the National Police Memorial.

11:53 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Here's what the four chakras of proposed War Memorial signify

Amar Chakra symbolizes immortality of the martyred soldier.

Veerta Chakra depicts courage and bravery of our soldiers.

Tyag Chakra stands for sacrifice of our soldiers.

Rakshak Chakra depicts spirit of security.

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11:50 (IST)24 Feb 2019
How will the War Memorial look like?

PM Narendra Modi said that the, National Soldiers’ Memorial will be based on the notion of four concentric circles, which would depict the journey of a soldier from coming into being, culminating in his martyrdom.

11:42 (IST)24 Feb 2019
This was the last episode of Mann Ki Baat before General Elections 2019!

This was the last Maan ki Baat by PM Narendra Modi before General Elections!

He cited 2019 General Elections as the reason for the discontinuation, and also mentioned that he will be back with the next edition of 'Maan Ki Baat' in May.

'In maintaining respect for healthy democratic traditions, the next episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will be broadcast on the last Sunday of the month of May,' he said.

11:39 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi's Mahashivratri wishes to India

PM Modi also wishes the nation in advance for Mahashivratri. 'In a few days from now, Mahashivrartri will be celebrated, and that too on a Monday, and when a Shivratri falls on a Monday, it becomes all that special in our heart of our hearts!' he said.

11:37 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi wishes students for board exams

As the board exams are going on, PM Narendra Modi wishes the best to the examinees.

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11:35 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki Baat: Who all PM Modi talked about in his radio address?

PM Modi mentioned, Daitari Nayak, the 'Canal Man of Odisha' who carved 3 kilometers long canal in his village, and put to rest forever problem of irrigation and water. Abdul Ghafoor Khatri of Gujarat, who has done an amazing job of reviving traditional Rogan painting form of Kutch. Madurai Chinna Pillai, who at first tried to empower downtrodden and the exploited through the Kalanjiyam movement in Tamil Nadu.

PM says, this year for the first time 10 farmers have been awarded Padma awards.

11:29 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Pulwama Attack: Four points PM Modi said about it

> We shall have to take up this challenge facing our country, forgetting all barriers of casteism, communalism, regionalism and other difference, so that, our steps against terror are firmer, stronger and more decisive.

> Our armed forces have consistently displayed unparalleled courage and valour. On one hand, they have displayed exemplary capabilities in restoring peace; on other, they have retaliated in equal measure, in language attackers understand.

> The Army has resolved to wipe out terrorists and their harbourers. The martyrdom of these brave soldiers brought to the fore, through the media, touching, inspiring stories of their kin, which give hope and strength to the entire country.

> A War Memorial has been announced by PM Modi which will come up in the heart of Delhi, in close vicinity of India Gate and Amar Jawan Jyoti.

11:22 (IST)24 Feb 2019
When and where will the War Memorial be dedicated?

The war memorial will be dedicated to the nation on 25th of February, to our Armed Forces. 

It will come up in the heart of Delhi, in close vicinity of India Gate and Amar Jawan Jyoti.

"The National Soldiers’ Memorial is a symbol of the nation’s gratitude to those men who made the supreme sacrifice after we gained Independence," said PM Modi.

11:20 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi announces War Memorial, after the Pulwama Attack

"India not having a #NationalWarMemorial used to surprise me, pain me a Memorial that would house the valour saga series of our brave soldiers who laid down their lives, safeguarding their nation’s security. And I took a resolve that the country must have such Memorial," says PM Modi.

11:17 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi remembers Martyrs, talk about their kin's courage

PM Narendra Modi remembered Martyr Ratan Thakur of Bhagalpur, Bihar. He says, Thakur's father will be sending his second son to army as well. He mentions Meena, wife of Martyr Prasanna Sahu of Jagatsinghpur, Odisha; Martyr Vijay Soren, whose son said he too would join the armed forces, after seeing his father draped in tri-colour.

11:11 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Army has resolved to wipe out terrorists from the country: PM Modi

PM Modi says, the Army has resolved to wipe out terrorists from the country. The stories of the martyrs, their kin by the media has given hope and strength to the entire country, and inspired people.

11:09 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki baat 2019: Indian fought back within 100 hours of Pulwama attack

Sending a tough message to cross-border terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that sacrifices of CRPF jawans won't go in vain. India has taken punitive actions within 100 hours of Pulwama attack.

11:07 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges citizens to over come all barriers like casteism

We shall have to take up this challenge facing our country, forgetting all barriers of casteism, communalism, regionalism and other difference, so that, our steps against terror are firmer, stronger and more decisive.

Our armed forces have consistently displayed unparalleled courage and valour. On one hand, they have displayed exemplary capabilities in restoring peace; on other, they have retaliated in equal measure, in language attackers understand.

11:06 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM urges the youth to take inspiration from the martyr's family

I respectfully bow to all the brave sons of the country, who laid down their lives, protecting the honour of their motherland, India. This martyrdom will keep inspiring us relentlessly to uproot the very base of terrorism; it will fortify our resolve.

He also urged the youth to take inspiration from the martyr's family.

11:05 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM remembers Pulwama martyrs in Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi begins Mann Ki Baat remembering the Pulwama martyers. "They gave their lives to secure our lives," he said.

PM Modi offers condolences to the martyrs families and exhorts India to unite against terrorism.

11:05 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM remembers Pulwama martyrs in Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi begins Mann Ki Baat remembering the Pulwama martyers. "They gave their lives to secure our lives," he said.

PM Modi offers condolences to the martyrs families and exhorts India to unite against terrorism.

11:00 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki Baat 2019: Pakistan MP thanks Narendra Modi

A Pakistan Member of Parliament (MP) has thanked the Narendra Modi government for according a warm welcome to him during his visit India. The remark comes at a time when tensions have escalated between India and Pakistan following the deadly Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. Ramesh Kumar Vankwani is an MP of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan-led ruling party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

Vankwani said, “Thank Indian Government for the warm welcome accorded to me”.

10:55 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki Baat to start from 11 am

PM Modi's 53rd Mann Ki Baat will be aired across the country through All India Radio, DD News, DD National and is also streamed on YouTube channels Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, All India Radio and the Prime Minister's office. 

10:09 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi to launch PM-KISAN from Gorakhpur today

PM Modi will  launch Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM KISAN) from Gorakhpur today.

This income support scheme of Rs 6,000 yearly for Indian farmers was declared in Budget 2019. The government has listed 12.5 crore beneficiaries for the scheme.

09:56 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM to pay tribute to Jayalalithaa on 53rd episode of Mann Ki Baat

On PM Modi's twitter handle, he pays tributes to Jayalalithaa on her birth anniversary. He wrote that, she will be remembered for generations, for her contribution to the development of Tamil Nadu.

"A fine administrator and compassionate leader, her welfare measures benefitted countless poor people," he wrote.

09:37 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi says 'Today’s Mann Ki Baat is special !'
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09:28 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki Baat: Where to watch?

Mann Ki Baat will be streamed live in the YouTube channels of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, All India Radio along with the channel of Prime Minister’s office. Apart from that, all the news channel across the country, along with DD News, will be broadcasting the programme on their channels.

09:23 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Highlights of 52nd episode of Mann ki Baat: Netaji

In his last Mann Ki Baat on January 27, PM Modi described Netaji as a 'heroic soldier' and 'skilled organiser', and how he awakened the Indians on the wake of the freedom struggle.

PM Modi also mentioned, how he used radio as a medium to connect with the masses across the country. It remains to be seen, how he will be addressing the nation after the Pulwama Attack - which led to many Indians demanding war against Pakistan. 

09:07 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Mann Ki Baat: Where to listen?

Apart from the All India Radio, Mann Ki Baat will be live streamed in the YouTube channels of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, All India Radio and the Prime Minister’s office - along with that it will also be aired on the Narendra Modi Mobile App.

08:53 (IST)24 Feb 2019
PM Modi likely to talk about Pulwama Attack on today's Mann ki Baat

Following the Pulwama Attack, the country witnessed an unprecedented increase in attacks against the Kashmiris across the country. Several people across the country have also been detained in connection to the attack across the country. Yesterday PM Modi denounced the attacks saying,  “such incidents should not happen in this country.” 

PM Modi is likely to talk about the attack on today's Mann ki Baat.

08:46 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Pulwama Attack: PM Modi's first Mann Ki Baat since deadly attack

PM Modi will be addressing the nation for the first time since the deadly Pulwama attack, which led to the death of at least 40 CRPF jawans. A local Kashmiri militant drove a car ladened with over 200 kg of explosive, into a CRPF convoy on Jammu-Kashmir highway on February 14.

The terror attack has been declared as one of the worst attacks in Jammu and Kashmir, in decades.

08:33 (IST)24 Feb 2019
Highlights of 52nd episode of Mann ki Baat
 

In the 52nd episode of Mann ki Baat PM Modi talked about how India created world record by launching 104 satellites simultaneously from the same spacecraft, the Chandrayaan-2 mission will soon make India's presence felt on the moon. "The number of successful space missions attempted since the country's independence till 2014 have been equal to those successfully completed in the past four years," said PM Modi

08:00 (IST)24 Feb 2019
53rd episode of PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' to be aired today

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On the 53rd edition of PM Modi's monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat', he will be addressing the nation at 11 am. The address will be aired across the country through All India Radio, DD News, DD National and is will also be streamed on YouTube, from channels Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, All India Radio and the Prime Minister's office.
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