Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed his radio programme Mann Ki Baat at 11 am on Sunday. This was Modi's second radio address after taking oath as the prime minister for a second term. Mann Ki Baat was live-streamed on YouTube channels of the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B Ministry). The programme was also posted on narendramodi.in.
Here are the Highlights
11:27 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi concludes his address through radio programme Mann Ki Baat
11:26 am: The month of August also brings memories of Quit India movement. I wish that all of us celebrate 15th August with special preparations and find out new ways to observe this Festival of Freedom with greater participation of masses, says PM Modi
11:25 am: On Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi appeals to the people to visit those tourist spots within our country whose scenic beauty is to behold during the monsoon. There are no better ways to witness this nation’s beauty and people’s sentiments and no better teachers than tourism and pilgrimage, says PM
11:24 am: The number of pilgrims for Amarnath Yatra this year has been the highest in the last 4 years. The pilgrims were imbued with the feelings of warmth and kinship through the hospitality by the people of Jammu and Kashmir. These are portents of booming tourism in the future, says PM Modi
11:22 am: People’s participation in Back To Village indicates that people in Jammu and Kashmir want good governance and proves that the power of development is stronger than the might of bullets and bombs. Those who wish to spread hatred and pose hurdles will never succeed in their plans, says PM Narendra Modi
11:20 am: Back To Village is a festival celebrating development, people’s participation and people’s awakening even in remote villages with distribution of Sports Kits, MNREGA job cards, SC/ST certificates, Financial Literacy camps, stalls of Agriculture and Horticulture Department, says PM Modi
11:18 am: The campaign of converting garbage to gold that began 5 years ago is now setting up newer benchmarks in cleanliness and sanitation. PM Narendra Modi shares the story of Yogesh Saini who left his job in US and picked up the gauntlet to clean and beautify places through street art
11:17 am: A quiz competition awaits young boys and girls featuring Space, India’s Space Mission, Science and Technology. Students scoring the highest in their respective states will visit Sriharikota, to witness the touchdown on Moon, says PM Modi
11:15 am: Two greatest lessons from Mission Chandrayaan2- Faith in our talents and capacities as it is completely a Swadeshi, home grown mission and Fearlessness as shown by the way our scientists rectified technical issues in record time, burning the midnight oil, says PM Modi
11:13 am: In the realm of Space, 2019 has been a very fruitful year for India with the launch of A-Sat in March, having the capability of destroying a satellite 300 km away in mere three minutes and Chandrayaan 2 in July for a better understanding of the Moon, says PM Modi
11:11 am: 10 children from India, already champions of life, won many a contest in the sports tournament in Moscow - World Children’s Winners Games - a unique tournament meant for young cancer survivors in games like shooting, chess, swimming, football and table-tennis, says PM Modi
11:10 am: It is the season of festivals and fairs, where we can effectively and with ease spread awareness on the need to save water through forums such as exhibitions and street plays, thus using the festive fervour to convey the message of water conservation, says PM Modi
11:08 am: In Haryana, crops that require limited water are being encouraged. The Haryana Government deserves much praise for establishing a connect with the farmers to wean them away from conventional modes of farming towards crops that do not require much water, says PM Modi
11:05 am: Water conservation is a matter of universal human interest and has stirred the nation’s heart strings collectively. The fervour and zeal displayed by villagers of village Aara Keram in Jharkhand towards water conservation has turned out to be exemplary for one and all, says PM Modi
11:04 am: Meghalaya has become the first state which has come up with its own water policy, says PM Narendra Modi
11:02 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggests a book section on his official app, wherein the readers can share their experiences of reading new books. "The experience over the course of the last month necessitates the creation of a permanent book corner on the Narendra Modi App, as an active platform for readers and writers alike for discussion and sharing with all friends of Mann Ki Baat," he says.
11:01 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation through radio programme Mann Ki Baat
Prime Minister Narendra Modi last addressed Mann Ki Baat on June 30, which was his first after the Lok Sabha election 2019 win.
"After four long months, #MannKiBaat is back to do what it has always loved- celebrate the power of positivity and the strengths of 130 crore Indians!" PM Modi had tweeted.
Video: PM Narendra Modi addresses nation through Mann Ki Baat