Mann Ki Baat highlights: PM Narendra Modi reveals why he chose radio to connect with people

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Mann Ki Baat live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's iconic initiative to connect with the nation through a radio address that was started in October 2014 turns 50 on Sunday.

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Mann Ki Baat live: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s iconic initiative to connect with the nation through a radio address that was started in October 2014 turns 50 on Sunday. The programme is broadcast every month on the last Sunday across All India Radio and Doordarshan. It was in October 2014 when the PM delivered his very first broadcast where he had urged citizens to use at least one khadi product, saying it would help poor weavers. The Prime Minister selects a different issue (with social, national as well as international implications) for all his programmes. Till date, the programme has covered issues like education of the girl child, tackling exam stress, climate change, drug menace and many more.

Ahead of the 50th broadcast of the programme, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had tweeted, “more than 90% of respondents in a survey agreed that the programme is spreading awareness & positivity, with ‘Cleanliness’ and ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ being the highest topics of public interest.”

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11:32 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM also pays tribute to Guru Nanak Dev

My dear countrymen, two days back on 23rd November, we all celebrated Shri #GuruNana Dev Jayanti and next year in 2019 we shall be celebrating his 550th Prakash Parv: PM Modi

11:31 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi pays tribute to Baba Saheb Ambedkar

My dear countrymen, while talking about Constituent Assembly, contribution of Dr. #BabaSahebAmbedkar cannot be forgotten who played pivotal role in Constituent Assembly: PM Modi

11:29 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi pays tributes to the makers of the Constitution

The working of the Constituent Assembly gives us lessons in time management and productivity, says PM

11:27 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi speaks on constitution day

Tomorrow is Constitution Day. Our Constitution was adopted on 26th November, 1949. The Constituent Assembly took 2 years 11 months and 17 days to accomplish this stupendous task of drafting Constitution: PM Modi in 50th Mann Ki Baat

11:25 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Communication will be more effective if we 'accept' instead of 'expect': PM Modi

Communication will be more effective if we “accept” instead of “expect” and “discuss” instead of “dismiss”. My effort is to have continuous dialogue with youth in various programmes or through social media: PM Modi

11:24 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi praises India's youth

Today’s youths have this special quality that they won’t do anything which they do not believe themselves and whenever they believe in something, they follow that leaving everything else: PM Modi.

11:22 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi thanks media

Many issues raised in Mann Ki Baat have been adopted by media. Cleanliness, Road safety, drugs free India, selfie with daughter taken up by the media and turn into campaigns, says PM Narendra Modi on his monthly radio programme mann Ki Baat

Read also: Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi says he kept this programme apolitical, never carried praise for government

11:19 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM praises AIR team

Team from All India Radio prepares each episode for broadcast in a number of regional languages. Some of them very aptly narrate in a voice and style resembling that of Modi’s. In this way for those 30 minutes they become Narendra Modi: PM Narendra Modi

11:17 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Mann Ki Baat carries my voice but examples, emotions and spirit represent my countrymen: PM

MannKiBaat carries my voice but examples, emotions and spirit represent my countrymen. There are lakhs of persons whose names I have not been able to include in Mann Ki Baat but without any disappointment, they continue to send in their letters and comments. PM Modi

11:16 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Mann Ki Baat is very simple task for me: PM

Mann Ki Baat is very simple task for me. Every time before MannKiBaat, letters are received from people sharing their ideas and view points on MyGov and NarendraModiMobileApp and people record messages in their own voice on toll free number – 1800117800. PM Modi

11:14 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Country will never let go of unity, says PM in Mann Ki Baat

When MannKiBaat commenced, I had firmly decided that it would carry nothing political, or any praise for Governmentt, nor Modi for that matter anywhere. Modi may come and go, but this country will never let go of its UNITY & permanence, our culture will always be immortal. #PMonAIR

11:10 (IST)25 Nov 2018
This programme remained apolitical: PM

Some young friends attempted study over many episodes of MannKiBaat. They did analysis of all episodes to calculate frequency of occurrence of particular words; whether words that were oft-repeated! One of their findings was that, this programme remained apolitical. PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

11:08 (IST)25 Nov 2018
People are connecting with this programme, says PM

People are connecting with this programme and ensuring their participation through TV, FM Radio, Mobile, Internet, Facebook Live; along with periscope, through NarendraModiApp too: PM

11:08 (IST)25 Nov 2018
Most people believe greatest contribution of ‘MannKiBaat’ has been enhancement of feeling of positivity: PM

Most people believe that greatest contribution of ‘#MannKiBaat’ has been enhancement of feeling of positivity in our society. Medium of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has promoted many mass revolutions, he says

11:03 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM on 50th Mann Ki Baat addres

Your letters and phone calls this time pertain mostly to these 50th episode. Most of them converge in asking shared question, Why their PM have chosen radio as medium to connect with his countrymen?: PM Narendra Modi. 

11:02 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi begins to address Mann Ki Baat prograame

PM Modi addresses Mann Ki Baat prograame. Says its 50th prograame

10:56 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM Modi's 43rd 'Mann Ki Baat' edition

In the 43rd edition of 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, the PM asked students across the country to join the Swachh Bharat Summer internship programme. He said the government was leaving no stone unturned in preserving water conservation. Modi also said the Swachh Bharat Summer internship was an opportunity for young people to bring a change in society.

10:43 (IST)25 Nov 2018

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10:38 (IST)25 Nov 2018
When PM Modi prasised IAF in 48th Mann Ki Baat programme

PM Narendra Modi in his 48th Man Ki Baat had said that the Indian Air Force has emerged as one of the mightiest and the brave Air Force of the 21st century today. “From the core of my heart, I congratulate those Air Warriors and their families who rendered service to the nation.” In 1947, when Pakistani attackers resorted to an unprecedented attack, it was indeed our Air Force which ensured that Indian Soldiers and armaments reached the battlefield promptly,” he had said.

10:00 (IST)25 Nov 2018
When PM Narendra Modi remembered Sardar Patel

PM Narendra Modi in his last Mann Ki Baat address said Mahatma Gandhi considered Sardar Patel as the one who was capable of finding lasting solution to thecomplexed 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," the PM ahad said in his address.

09:49 (IST)25 Nov 2018
When PM spoke of para athlete Narayan Thakur

In his last Mann Ki Baat address PM Narendra Modi said that India is setting new records not on in the field of sports but also in uncharted areas. Giving an example he spoke of about para athlete Narayan Thakur. Thakur, Divyang by birth, won a gold medal for India in this year's para Asian Games.

09:46 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM on India hosting Men’s Hockey World Cup 2018

PM Narendra Modi had said during his 49th address that this year too,India fortunate to be hostMen’s Hockey World Cup 2018 in Bhubaneshwar. The PM said that the Hockey World Cup will start November 28 and end 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.

09:44 (IST)25 Nov 2018
In last programme he had urged farmers not burn stable

During his 49th Mann Ki Baat programme, PM Narendra Modi referred to Gurbachan Singh's story urging people farmers not to burn stubble. He said that when Gurbachan Singh's son was to be married, he told bride’s parents that marriage would be performed in solemn manner. But then he 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.

09:43 (IST)25 Nov 2018
In last programme he had urged farmers not burn stable

During his 49th Mann Ki Baat programme, PM Narendra Modi referred to Gurbachan Singh's story urging people farmers not to burn stubble. He said that when Gurbachan Singh's son was to be married, he told bride’s parents that marriage would be performed in solemn manner. But then he 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."

09:42 (IST)25 Nov 2018
When PM talked about Battle of Haifa

In the September address, PM Modi had remembered the role of Indian soldiers in the battle of Haifa. He said: "We recently celebrated 100 years of the Haifa War of Israel on 23 September, we remembered the brave soldiers of Mysore, Hyderabad & Jodhpur Lancers who liberated Haifa." CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE BATTLE OF HAIFA

09:41 (IST)25 Nov 2018
When PM Modi praised Dr M Visvesvaraya

In the August radio address, PM Modi had remembered Bharat Ratna Dr M Visvesvaraya saying, “lakhs of farmers and common people continue to benefit from the Krishna Raj Sagar Dam built by him.” The Engineering community in India celebrates Engineers Day on September 15 every year as a tribute to Dr Visvesvaraya.

“In this lineage of great engineers, we were blessed with a diamond whose work is still a source of wonder for all. He was Bharat Ratna Dr M Visvesvaraya,” he said. “He is greatly revered in that part of our country and the whole nation remembers him with great respect and regard. In his memory, 15th September is observed as Engineers Day.”

READ | Who is Dr M Visvesvaraya

09:38 (IST)25 Nov 2018
PM to address Mann Ki Baat today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat today. This will be his 50th programme. The programme on radio was started after Modi took over as PM in 2014. In each of his programmes PM takes over social isses and discuss them with his listeners. He even praise people from all walks of life who make contributions for the country's development in different ways.

In January 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the ever joint radio address alongside an American President. During that address, both PM Modi and US President Barack Obama had shared some personal stories and accounts and answered questions like “what makes you smile after a long day at work?” or “did you ever think you would reach the position you have reached today?,” according to PTI.
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