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Mann Ki Baat | PM Modi says small online payments helping build big digital economy

"Mann ki Baat" is the Prime Minister's monthly radio address, which is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month at 11 am.

Vani Mehrotra Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Updated on: April 24, 2022 12:23 IST
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PM Modi addresses 88th episode of Mann Ki Baat 

Highlights

  • "Mann ki Baat" is the Prime Minister's monthly radio address
  • Mann Ki Baat is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month at 11 am
  • This will be the 88th episode of the prime minister's monthly radio programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat'. This was the 88th episode of the monthly radio programme. "Mann ki Baat" is the Prime Minister's monthly radio address, which is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month at 11 am. With the focus on online payments, the Prime Minister said digital transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore are now taking place daily in the country and asserted that this is not only increasing facilities but also encouraging an environment of honesty.

PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat | Highlights

  • The country has got a 'Pradhan Mantri Sanghralay', it has been opened for the people of the country. It's a matter of pride that we are remembering the contribution of PMs, it's connecting the youth of the country with them.
  • People are donating many items to museums, & are adding to the cultural heritage of India.  Amid the Covid pandemic, the focus on the digitisation of museums has increased.  Young people must visit museums with their friends in upcoming vacations.
  • It's specified in our scriptures that water is basic necessity of every creature, it's an important natural resource. In Valmiki Ramayan, water preservation was emphasised. During Harappan civilisation, there was advanced engineering for saving water.
  • People should go for 'Cashless Dayout', now even in small villages & town people are using UPI. It's benefitting both shopkeepers & customers. Online payments are developing a digital economy, everyday Rs.20,000 Cr online transactions are taking place.
  • Now scientists are discussing 'Theory of Everything' where everything in the universe can be assimilated. On one side we invented zero while we also explored the idea of infinity. In Vedas & Indian mathematics counting goes beyond billion and trillion.
  • Digital transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore are now taking place daily in the country and asserted that this is not only increasing facilities but also encouraging an environment of honesty.
  • Small online payments are helping build a big digital economy and many new fintech start-ups are coming up.
  • PM urged people who have any experience related to digital payments and the startup ecosystem to share it with others. "Your experiences can be a source of inspiration for others in the country.
  • Digital transactions worth Rs 20,000 crore are taking place daily in our country. In March, UPI (Unified Payments Interface) transactions even reached Rs 10 lakh crore. This is not only increasing facilities in the country but also encouraging an environment of honesty.
  • People from across the country have written letters and messages to him about the Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya inaugurated on April 14, the birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar. There can be no better time than 75 years of India's Independence to remember the contribution of prime ministers, Modi said.
  • PM urged people to visit a local museum during holidays and share their experiences using the hashtag 'MuseumMemories'.
  • Modi noted that just like in sports, 'divyangjan' are doing wonders in arts, academics and many other fields. With the power of technology, they are achieving greater heights, he said.
  • He urged people to take all Covid related precautions in view of upcoming festivals in May.

A week ago last Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had shared a magazine based on the last episode of Mann ki Baat. The prime minister also asked people to join the next episode of his monthly radio address on April 24.

"Here is an interesting magazine on last month's #MannKiBaat in which we discussed diverse topics like India's exports jump, Ayurveda start-ups, water conservation and traditional fairs. Do join the next episode on the 24th", tweeted PM Modi.

'Mann ki Baat' is a radio programme, aired on All India Radio on the last Sunday of every month, through which Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with the nation.

(With inputs from PTI, ANI)

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