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.
Prime Minister Modi says that he gets many letters from farmers…”I have had a dialogue with farmer organizations, who inform me about new dimensions being added to the farming sector: PM Modi
PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat: In this difficult period of Covid, our agriculture and our farmers are a living testimoney to this. Even in this time of crisis, the agricultural sector of our country has again shown its resilience. The agriculture sector of the country, our farmers, our villages are the very basis of Atmabharat Bharat, a self reliant India.
PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat: I would urge you to take out sometime in the family every week for stories. You will see, what a huge treasure will get accrued in the family, how great research work will get carried out and how much delight it will bring to everyone! And a new life, a new energy will be generated in the family.
Prime Minister Modi says there has been a rich tradition of storytelling or Qissagoi in India.
PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat: Surely, we must have realised, how significant the mores and conventions set by our ancestors are… even today…how their dearth can be deeply felt! And, as I said, one such form is the art of storytelling.
During this ongoing period of Corona, the whole world is going through numerous phases of transformation. Today, when the two yard social distancing has become imperative, this very crises period has also served in fostering bonding among family members, bringing them even closer: PM Modi in Mann Ki Baat
Prime MInister Modi will address his Mann Ki Baat at 11 am.