Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in his 34th episode of Mann Ki Baat today. The show was broadcast on Doordarshan as well as on All India Radio. The prime minister uses the platform to speak on current issues and themes related to national unity, development and cultural integration. PM Modi articulates his opinion on a number of subjects which he thinks are important to connect with the country’s citizens. In today’s episode, Prime Minister Modi talked about issues like ongoing floods in the country and GST among others. He started the address by saying that the government was monitoring the flood situation in the country and that the armed forces are working hard to rescue the flood affected people. PM added that rescue operations are being conducted by Army, government and NGOs at various parts of the country.
Speaking about GST, PM said people of the country are happy with the tax reform. All state governments and the Centre had worked together for its implementation and the faith of customers has increased towards shopkeepers. He also said that the tax reform has transformed the economy of the country. “GST has transformed the economy. Successful roll-out of GST is a case study. It is also an example of cooperative federalism”, he was quoted as saying by ANI. GST will be the role model of the world, he added.
With Independence Day coming up in August, the prime minister paid homage to Mahatma Gandhi and said that the nation remembers the Father of the Nation for his leadership during Quit India movement and he said that people should also remember leaders like Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan and Ram Manohar Lohia who took part in it as well as other movements.
Speaking of Ganesh festival, he said that the country will celebrate the festival with gusto again this year. He urged the people to celebrate it in an eco-friendly way.
PM also congratulated the performance of the Indian women cricket team in the recently concluded World Cup, The PM said that during his recent meeting with them, he found them upset at not winning the cup. PM said that he had told them not to be disappointed as expectations were raised sky high by the media and that the disappointment of the loss has now been shouldered by 125 cr Indians and that theyshould be proud of the fact that they have boosted the morale of the entire coutry. He added that even though the girls were not able to win the final, they have made India proud.
Mann Ki Baat programme is available in 20 languages. It will be broadcast on Akashwani in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. It will be repeated on the Akashwani at 8 pm and will also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News. Listeners can also give a missed call to 1922 and can hear his views on the show on their mobiles.