- The PMO had earlier confirmed that this month's Mann Ki Baat will begin at 11:30 am
- The programme will begin after observing the remembrances to Gandhi Ji on his Punya Tithi
- The address comes on Martyrs' day which is observed on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
In the year’s first episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 74th death anniversary, which is observed annually as Martyrs Day. He also honoured the sacrifices made by the country’s armed forces personnel. Highlighting how India’s Republic Day celebrations have been extended this year, the prime minister said: “Now Republic Day celebrations start from 23rd January, the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose and will continue till January 30th, the death anniversary of Gandhi Ji.”
PM Modi remembered those who sacrificed their lives for our nation in his address to the nation in the 85th episode of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday at 11:30. This was the first episode of Mann Ki Baat of the year 2022.
The address comes on Martyrs' day which is observed on the death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to honour his contribution towards the freedom of the country. PM Modi had addressed his last Mann Ki Baat on December 26, in which he spoke on many topics including the coronavirus.
PM said, "this is also a month in which various awards have been conferred. The life journeys of the various awardees inspire every Indian." "Each and every Padma awardee has made rich contributions to our nation and society," he added.
As a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, PM received over a crore post cards from youngsters. These youngsters have shared their views on how India must remember our great freedom fighters. Among the postcards received, a group of students from Croatia also wrote to PM. PM also talked about Virat, elite horse of President's Bodyguard in his Mann Ki Baat address.
PM Modi had addressed his last Mann Ki Baat on December 26, in which he spoke on many topics including the coronavirus.
"Mann ki Baat" is the prime minister's monthly radio address, which is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month. The programme will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app.
Earlier, the prime minister had called citizens to share their views for this edition of 'Mann ki Baat'.
"On the 30th of this month, the first #MannKiBaat of 2022 will take place. I am sure you have lots to share in terms of inspiring life stories and topics. Share them on @mygovindia or the NaMo App. Record your message by dialling 1800-11-7800," PM Modi said in a tweet.
The first episode of the programme was broadcast on October 3, 2014.
(With inputs from ANI)