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United Nations took decision of International Yoga Day after India's proposal: PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat

Mann Ki Baat: This was the 97th edition and first of 2023 of the monthly radio programme.

Hritika Mitra Edited By: Hritika Mitra @MitraHritika New Delhi Updated on: January 29, 2023 12:06 IST
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Image Source : PTI PM Modi to address first 'Mann Ki Baat' of 2023 today

Mann Ki Baat: Prime Minister Narendra Modi shares his thoughts with the nation on the first 'Mann Ki Baat' of this year. The event began from 11 am. It is to be noted that this was the 97th edition of the monthly radio programme. 

In this session, PM Modi said that the United Nations has taken the decision of both International Yoga Day and International Year of Millets after India's proposal. Yoga is also related to health and millet also plays an important role in health, he further added.  

He further said, "A revolution is on the way because of public participation in both campaigns. Just as people have made yoga and fitness a part of their lives by taking active participation on a large scale; similarly people are adopting millet on a large."

Speaking about the tribal communities in the country, PM Modi said, "Sizeable number of Padma awardees come from tribal communities & people associated with tribal society. Tribal life is different from city life,it also has its own challenges. Despite all this,tribal societies are always eager to preserve their traditions."

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"It was mentioned in a United Nations report that 50 million tonnes of E-Waste are being thrown every year. About 17 types of precious metals can be extracted from this E-Waste through different processes,"  PM Modi said while shedding light on one of the worst kinds of waste.

"Whenever someone replaces their old device, it becomes necessary to keep in mind whether it is discarded properly or not. If E-Waste is not disposed, it can also harm our environment. If done carefully, it can become a great force in Circular Economy of Recycle and Reuse," he added.  

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Meanwhile, in the last session, the Prime Minister spoke about India completing 75 years of Independence while also speaking about the 'Amrit Kaal'. Speaking about India's economic developement, he said that the country progressed rapidly and became the world's fifth-largest economy. 

"Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee took India to newer heights in every sector including education, foreign policy and the field of infrastructure," PM Modi said in last month's Mann Ki Baat. 

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