New Delhi: Narendra Modi and President Obama jointly shared their 'Mann Ki Baat' on radio today.
Here are the major highlights of their joint radio address:
8:00: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- The meaning of 'Barack' in swahili is 'one who is blessed', think It's a great gift given to US Prez by his family.
8:01: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- 'Namaste' thank you PM Modi for your kind words, I'm honored to be the1st US Prez to join you on R-Day.
8:03: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- India & US are national partners because we hv much in common, diverse societies giving power to individuals.
8:05: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat - I appreciate your (PM Modi) personal commitment to strengthen the relationship between India and US.
8:07: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat-Many efforts I am promoting in US are similar issues PM Modi cares much about here.
8:10: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- Thank you PM for giving me a chance to speak on this show.
8:12: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- My daughters are fascinated by culture&history of India,they are deeply moved by the role Gandhi ji played in enforcing non-violence.
8:14: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- I am going to tell my daughters that India is as magnificent as they imagine.
8:16: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- We welcome President Obama's daughters to India, we would love to have them here.
8:18: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- US people are excited abt PM's effort to reduce poverty, empower women, provide electricity access, clean energy.
8:20: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- We look forward to partnering with Indian organizations, Govt & NGOs around public health issues.
8:22: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- Its wonderful to be able to speak to you directly.
8:24: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- India has lot to teach many countries who may not be advancing as rapidly in improving public health sector.
8:26: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- I never imagined I will get a chance to visit the White House.
8:28: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- President Obama gave me a book from 1894 on Swami Vivekananda. That touched me.
8:30: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- Same is the case with me, even I never imagined I will ever be visiting the White House.
8:32: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- When I first went to The White House, I stood outside the fence, I didn't imagine that I would be living there.
8:34: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- I stood at the same fence (where PM Modi stood) to have a look at White House when I first went there.
8:36: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- I never imagined I would be where I am today ( in response to Himani's (Ludhiana) question ).
8:38: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- I think Govts and leaders cannot simply try to govern,they have to rather reach out to ppl in an inclusive way and have a dialogue.
8:38: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- India and US have open societies and have complete faith and confidence in their citizens.
8:39: Question for PM Modi: Which American leader has inspired you? 'Mann ki Baat'
8:39: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- When I was a child I got to read about Benjamin Franklin and his life story, was inspired by him.
8:40: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- I have been inspired by the life of Mr. Benjamin Franklin.
8:41: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- The only problems that come to my desk is what no one can solve, so there are days when it is tough.
8:41: Barack Obama on Mann Ki Baat- What inspires me is that almost everyday I meet someone who tells me that I made a difference in their life.
8:42:PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- Barack has really said his "mann ki baat".
8:42:PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat- It inspires me that even the poor of the country are concerned abt me, will spend my life in service of these ppl.
8:44:PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat-Want an e-book to be made which features all that Barack and I have talked about today.
The address was broadcast on the state-owned All India Radio and Doordarshan channels.
The address was also broadcast on Vividh Bharti, FM Gold, and FM Rainbow radio. The programme was live-streamed on the prime minister's official website.
Official sources said Obama and Modi recorded the 'Mann Ki Baat' episode on Sunday after their summit level talks at Hyderabad House.
Modi has addressed episodes of 'Mann Ki Baat' Oct 3, Nov 2 and Dec 14 last year. The half-hour episodes have the prime minister speaking in a chatty manner to listeners about how to better society.