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'India's strength lies in its diversity': PM Modi during 101st edition of Mann Ki Baat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 101st edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ today and said that the hailed the 'Yuva Sangam' initiative.

Arushi Jaiswal Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal New Delhi Updated on: May 28, 2023 14:48 IST
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Image Source : FILE PM Modi addresses 101st edition of Mann Ki Baat

Mann Ki Baat 101st episode LIVE UPDATES: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 101st edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ at 11 am today. The Prime Minister said this episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' is the beginning of the second century as the radio programme completed 100 episodes on April 30, its previous broadcast. As the large number of people took time out to listen to the 100th episode, PM Modi said that the affection that people have shown for 'Mann Ki Baat' is unprecedented. "Your participation is the greatest strength of this program. During the broadcast of the 100th episode, in a way the whole country was bound by a single thread," he said.

PM Modi speaks to two youngsters about ‘Yuva Sangam’ initiative

PM Modi spoke to two youngsters, Gyamar Nyokum from Arunachal Pradesh and  Vishakha Sing from Bihar to know about their experiences of Yuva Sangam program. Under the scheme, the former visited Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu. 

PM said 1,200 youths toured 22 states under Yuva Sangam. "In the first round of Yuva Sangam, about 1,200 youths toured 22 states of the country. Everyone who have been a part of it, are returning with such memories, which will remain etched in their hearts for the rest of their lives," he added.

"India's strength lies in its diversity. There is a lot to see in our country. Keeping this in view, the Ministry of Education has taken an excellent initiative named 'Yuvasangam'. The objective of this initiative is to increase People to People Connect as well as to give an opportunity to the youth of the country to mingle with each other. Higher educational institutions in various states have been linked to it," said PM Modi during the 101st episode of MannKiBaat.

PM Modi urges people to visit museums 

The Prime Minister also urged citizens to visit museums in the country as well as share the pictures taken there using #MuseumMemories. "I urge every citizen to visit the unique museums of India and share attractive photographs from there with #MuseumMemories. This will strengthen our connection with our glorious culture," PM Modi said. "The recent International Museum Expo featured 1,200 unique museums from worldwide. Noteworthy exhibits include Museo Camera in Gurugram, showcasing cameras from 1860 onwards, and Mumbai's Chhatrapati Museum, preserving over 70,000 objects, India Memory Projects tells historical tales through online picture narratives," he said.

'Being in Hiroshima was an emotional moment'

PM Modi also recalled his recent visit to Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum and said that it was an emotional moment for him.

PM Modi talks about water conservation

The Prime Minister also informed that 75 Amrit Sarovars are being constructed in every district of the country. "Our Amrit Sarovars are special, as they are being built during Amrit Kaal of Independence. Till now, more than 50,000 Amrit Sarovars have been constructed. This is a huge step toward water conservation," he said.

Modi pays tribute to Veer Savarkar, NT Rama Rao

PM Modi paid tribute to Vinayak Damodar ‘Veer’ Savarkar, and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister NT Rama Rao, on their birth anniversaries. PM Modi hailed Veer Savarkar stating that his sacrifice, courage and determination continue to inspire us. 

"On NTR’s 100th birth anniversary, we celebrate his multifaceted talent. He acted in more than 300 films and brought many historical characters to life with his acting skills. He also made his mark in politics, where he received immense love from the people," he said.

More about Mann Ki Baat

The 100th edition of the 'Mann ki Baat' programme made its global broadcast on April 30. The programme was also broadcasted live at the United Nations headquarters in New York. In the 100th episode of "Mann ki Baat", the Prime Minister said the broadcast filled the "emptiness" he felt after coming to Delhi in 2014 and described it as an expression of the feelings of crores of Indians which has ensured he is never cut off from people. 

The milestone broadcast was an occasion for Modi to walk down the memory lane as he asserted that it was not merely a programme but a matter of faith and spiritual journey for him. "Mann ki Baat has become a festival that celebrates the positivity of India and its people," he said and added he was filled with emotions at the thousands of letters he received from listeners on the occasion of its 100th episode. 

Apart from 22 Indian languages and 29 dialects, Mann Ki Baat is broadcast in 11 foreign languages including French, Chinese, Indonesian, Tibetan, Burmese, Baluchi, Arabic, Pashtu, Persian, Dari and Swahili. Mann Ki Baat is being broadcast by more than 500 broadcast centres of All India Radio. Studies have shown that over 100 crore people have connected to Mann Ki Baat at least once, it speaks directly to people, celebrates grassroots-level changemakers and achievements of people and has influenced people towards positive actions. Mann Ki Baat is broadcast on last Sunday of every month.

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