Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the 16th edition (in second term) of Mann Ki Baat. During the address, he talked about Covid, role of storytelling during pandemic, Atmanirbhar Bharat, and success stories of farmers from across the country. He also remembered revolutionary Veer Bhagat Singh and said that “tomorrow, the 28th of September, we will celebrate the birth anniversary of Shahid Veer Bhagat Singh”.
The Prime Minister also said that in coming days, the countrymen will remember many great personalities who have made an indelible contribution in the making of India. “On 2nd October, we remember two great sons of Ma Bharati – Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri. 11th of October is also a special day for us. This day, we remember Bharat Ratna Lok Nayak Jaya Prakash Narayan ji on his birth anniversary. This 12th of October is the birth anniversary of Rajmata Vijaya Raje Scindia ji too – She had dedicated her entire life in the service of the people,” he said.
In his last address, Prime Minister Modi had praised Apps developed under the AatmaNirbhar Bharat App Innovation Challenge. He said that nearly two thirds of the entries were made by the youth of tier two and tier three cities. He also discussed about several of those apps, including Kutuki Kids Learning app, an interactive app for children; an app for micro blogging platform called ku KOO ku; Chingari App; Ask Sarkar app to get right information about government scheme; Step Set Go, a fitness app etc.
The Prime Minister had also said that today’s small start-ups will transform into big companies tomorrow and become the mark of India in the world. He also stressed on the fact that one should not forget that the big companies which exist in the world today, were also, once, start-ups.