• Mizoram

    BJP 0
    Cong 0
    MNF 0
    OTH 0
  • Rajasthan

    Cong 14
    BJP 7
    RLM 0
    OTH 0
  • Madhya Pradesh

    BJP 5
    Cong 6
    BSP 0
    OTH 0
  • Chhattisgarh

    BJP 2
    Cong 2
    JCC 0
    OTH 0
  • Telangana

    TRS-AIMIM 4
    TDP-Cong 2
    BJP 0
    OTH 0

* Total Tally Reflects Leads + Wins

Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi cites Punjab farmer story to pitch for fighting stubble burning menace

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Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged youths and people to participate in the 'Run for Unity' on October 31 when the nation will celebrate the birth anniversary of India's first Home minister Sardar Patel.

Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat LIVE UpdatesMann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi cites Punjab farmer story to pitch for fighting stubble burning menace

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged people to participate in the ‘Run for Unity’ on October 31 when the nation will celebrate the birth anniversary of India’s first Home minister Sardar Patel. He said that it because of the efforts of Patel that India is united today. “31st October is the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and we shall dedicate Statue Of Unity of the nation, as a tribute to him. It is the world’s tallest skyscraping statue,” he said.

On stubble burning menace, he lauded Kalar Majra a small village near Nabha Punjab for coming up with an eco-friendly system. He said that farmers in this Punjab village does not burn crops but plough it back to soil. He also referred to the story of Punjab farmer Gurbachan Singh to urge farmers not to burn stubble. He said that when son of Gurbachan Singh was to be married, Gurbachan told bride’s parents that marriage would be performed in solemn manner. But then he suddenly said that he had one condition. “You will be surprised to know Gurbachan Singh asked bride’s father that he will not burn parali or stubble in their fields.” He said that this condition he placed reflects the true strength of our society.

Stressing on the need to work unitedly to address issues like terrorism, climate change, economic development and social justice, Modi said that peace does not only mean “no war”.

“Development of the poorest of the poor is the real indicator of peace,” he said, adding that wherever there will be a talk of world peace, India’s name and contribution will be written in golden letters.

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Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi seeks participation in Run for Unity

11:33 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM congratulates Sikkim CM
11:32 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Now North East known for all best deeds: PM

PM Modi said that North East has a unique distinction of its own. He said that the natural beauty of North East has no parallel and the people of this area are extremely talented. "Now our North East is also known for all best deeds."

11:31 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
'For India, World War I was important event'

Modi said that for India, November 11 this year has special significance because on November 11 hundred years back World War I had ended. Ending of that war is completing 100 years. Modi said, "For India, World War I was important event. Rightly speaking we had no direct connection with that war. Despite this, our soldiers fought bravely and showed it to world that they are second to none if it comes to war."

"World witnessed a dance of death and devastation during World War I . According to estimates, around 1 crore soldiers and almost the same number of civilians lost their lives. This made whole world realize and understand importance of peace."

11:29 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi on India's contribution in world peace
11:28 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi on stubble burning

Modi also referred to village Kallar Majra which is near Nabha in Punjab. He said that Kallar Majra came into lime light as farmers there mix stubble with sand by ploughing their fields rather than burning stubble and adopt necessary technology for process.

11:27 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi on stubble burning

Prime Minister referred to Punjab farmer Gurbachan Singh's story to urge farmers not to burn stubble. He said that when son of Gurbachan Singh was to be married, Gurbachan told bride’s parents that marriage would be performed in solemn manner. But then he suddenly said that he had one condition. "You will be surprised to know Gurbachan Singh asked bride’s father that he will not burn parali or stubble in their fields." he said that this condition he placed reflects the true strength of our society.

11:22 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi on Odisha' rich cultural tradition

Modi said that it is good chance for sport lovers to witness closely contested matches. He asked people to go to Bhubaneshwar, cheer up Indian team. "Odisha has dignified historical background and has rich cultural tradition. This is chance for sports lovers to see Odisha."

11:20 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi on India hosting Men’s Hockey World Cup

PM Modi said that this year also, we have been fortunate to be the hosts of the Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneshwar. he said that the Hockey World Cup will commence on November 28 and concluded on December 16. "Each Indian who plays any game or has interest in any game has definite interest in Hockey. India has golden history in Hockey. India has produced many great hockey players. Even today, players of Team India are encouraging younger generation," he said.

11:18 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi praises Tabaabi Devi on winning medal in Judo
11:16 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM talks about para athlete Narayan Thakur

Modi said that India is setting new records not just in the field of sports but also in hitherto uncharted areas. Giving an example he mentioned about para athlete Narayan Thakur. Thakur, Divyang by birth, had won a gold medal for India in the 2018 para Asian Games.

11:12 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi congratulates para athletes on winning medals

The Prime Minister also congratulated the para athletes who participated in Asian Para Games held at Jakarta. he said: 'Just recently I had two memorable meetings. First, I got opportunity to meet our para athletes who participated in Asian Para Games at Jakarta. These athletes bagged tally of 72 medals creating new record, bringing glory to nation.'

11:11 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also remembered late PM Indira Gandhi. he said: "The 31st of October also is the death anniversary of our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Our respectful tributes to Indira ji too."

11:10 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM Modi speaks on Infantry Day
11:09 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi on Statue of Unity

Prime Minister said that every Indian will now be proud to see the world’s tallest statue here on Indian soil. Sardar Patel, a true son of the soil will adorn our skies too. "I hope every Indian being will swell with pride on this remarkable feat of mother India."

11:07 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Modi refers to 'TIME

Modi said that six months or so before Independence, on the 27th of January, 1947, the world – famous international Magazine ‘TIME’ had a photograph of Sardar Patel on the cover page of that edition.

11:06 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM Modi remembers Sardar Patel

PM Modi said that Mahatma Gandhi considered Sardar Patel as the only one capable of finding lasting solution to the vexed issue of the states and asked him to act. "31st October this year will be special on one more account- on this day, we shall dedicate Statue Of Unity of the nation as true tribute to Sardar Patel. The structure is twice the height of Statue of Liberty. This is the world’s tallest scyscraping statue."

11:02 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM Modi urges youths to participate in 'Run for Unity' on October 31

PM Modi started with address by remembering Sardar Patel. He urged youths and people to take part in the Run for Unity on October 31 when nation celebrates the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

10:56 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Mann Ki Baat starts shortly

10:45 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM Modi to address nation shortly

The Prime Minister's address to the nation via radio will begin shortly. PM Modi is currently in Japan for annual summit. In his address today, Modi is expected to speak about the the 'Statue of Unity' that will be inaugurated by him on October 31. The statue of Sardar Patel, India's first Home minister, is the tallest in the world.

10:30 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Share your ideas with PM via MyGov portal

Every month, the Prime Minister invites ideas from people for his monthly address. People can visit MyGov portal – https://mygov.in/ to share their ideas. The citizen engagement platform was launched by the government to enable people share governance ideas. The Prime Minister picks a few suggestions from the received ideas and discuss about the same in his Mann Ki Baat address.

10:19 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
From August edition of Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi had in his August address address expressed concern over the rising cases of rape across the country. He had said that the Criminal Act Amendment Bill passed in Parliament sends a strong message that nation will not tolerate such crimes. “No civil society can tolerate any kind of injustice towards the woman-power of the country. The nation will not tolerate those committing rapes.” CLICK HERE TO READ FULL TEXT

09:55 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Mann Ki Baat: 90% reach through radio

The programme was started with aim to deliver the Prime Minister's voice to the masses. Since television is still not available in many isolated, rural and less developed regions, PM Modi opted radio as the medium to reach out to the people. According to an estimate, 90% of the total population is reachable over the mode of communication.

09:46 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
PM Modi to share his thoughts in Mann Ki Baat programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will speak to the nation in the 49th episode of his Mann Ki Baat programme at 11 am on Sunday. Apart from All India Radio and DD News, the YouTube channels of the PMP and I&B Ministry, as well as a host of private TV channels, radio stations and websites will air the programme.

AIR will also broadcast the PM's address in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. The regional language programmes will be aired at at 8 pm again.

There is a lot of interest in the programme because of raging controversies surrounding Rafale fighter jet deal with France and a reshuffle of CBI top brass that have drawn criticism from opposition parties. The Prime Minister is currently on an official visit to Japan.

09:36 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Mann Ki Baat: When Barack Obama joined Modi

The first edition of PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat was broadcast on the occasion of Vijayadashami on 3 October in 2014. The second edition was broadcast on November 2 and third on December 14. Former US President Barack Obama had also joined PM Modi in the January edition of Mann Ki Baat. The programme was aired on January 27, 2015. At that time, Obama had arrived in India to attend the Republic Day Parade.

09:19 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Mann Ki Baat: First edition

The programme was officially started on October 3, 2014 when P M Modi had addressed the nation and called people to purchase khadi clothes to contribute to the prosperity of the poor. He had also spoke about the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Mars Mission and skill development.

09:04 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Mann Ki Baat 48th Edition: FULL TEXT Here

In his 48th address, PM Modi had praised the Armed forces and talked about naval officer Abhilash Tomy. He had also remembered Mahatma Gandhi asnd urged people to go for khadi and handloom products. CLICK HERE TO READ FULL TEXT

08:49 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
About Mann Ki Baat

Mann Ki Baat is a radio programme where Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his thoughts with the people of India. The programme is broadcast on last Sunday of every month on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. To expand the reach of the programme, the AIR also broadcast the same in regional languages immediately after the PM concludes his address.

08:34 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
Mann Ki Baat on Narendra Modi Mobile App

The Mann Ki Baat will also be broadcast on PM Modi's official app- 'Narendra Modi Mobile App'. The broadcast will start at 11.

08:26 (IST) 28 Oct 2018
49th episode of Mann Ki Baat today
In his previous address on September 30, PM Modi had warned Pakistan against trying to ruin peace and progress in India. He had said that India fiercely believed in peace, but it would not compromise with its honour and sovereignty at any cost. Remembering the surgical strikes carried out by Indian jawans in PoK, he had said that it will remind "our youths about the glorious heritage and valour of our armed forces”. Lauding the role of Indian Air Fore in keeping the borders safe, he had called the IAF one of the 'mightiest and bravest' air forces. On Swachh Bharat Mission, the PM had said that it has become a success story globally. He had invoked invoked Mahatma Gandhi's philosophy and mantras to ask people to purchase khadi and handloom products.
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