Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio broadcasting programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on All India Radio (AIR). This was the 35th edition of the monthly radio address.
Addressing the people, PM Modi said no one has the right to violate law and order in the name of faith, in an apparent reference to the violence in Haryana.
Without mentioning the Friday violence that left 36 people dead after the conviction of Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in a rape and sexual exploitation case, the Prime Minister said "India is the land of Lord Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, and no act of violence is acceptable."
"It is natural to be worried when we hear instances of violence. Those who take the law in their hands or take to violence will not be spared, whoever they are," said Modi in his radio programme "Maan Ki Baat".
"I want to make it clear that no one has the right to violate law and order in the name of faith. Tensions are obvious whenever there is a news of violence," said Modi.
Here are the highlights of the 35th edition of PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat:
# 2 October will mark 3rd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission. More than 2 lakh 30 thousand villages declared ODF : PM Modi
# PM Modi speaks on the exemplary success of the Government's financial inclusion initiatives.
# Teachers have a big role in transforming people's lives: PM Modi
# Was very proud to meet the team that is sailing across the world on INSV Tarini. Share your good wishes to them on the NM App: PM
# India welcomes all teams coming here for the FIFA U-17 World Cup, says PM Modi
# Playing field over play stations...play on the computer but go out and play first.
# PM Modi greets sports enthusiasts on National Sports Day and calls for increased participation in sporting activities.
# It is important to trust our citizens. We have to trust the poor of India: PM
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# 'Swachhata Hi Seva'- let us create a mass movement around this in the run up to Gandhi Jayanti & give renewed focus to cleanliness
# Volunteers of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind cleaned 22 temples and 3 mosques which were affected by flood in Gujarat's Dhanera
# I am happy that festivals like Ganesh Utsav are being celebrated with a concern for the environment.
# Let us make our festivals as much about cleanliness, says PM
# Our festivals are linked with nature and welfare of farmers: PM Modi
# While talking about festivals, I want to say- Micchami Dukkadam. This is about values of forgiveness and compassion: PM Modi
# During festival time when reports of violence come, it is natural to get concerned, says PM Modi
# Those who take the law in their hands or take to violence will not be spared, whoever they are
# India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Buddha. Violence is not acceptable in the nation, in any form
# On one hand we await our festivals but on the other hand, when we hear about instances of violence, it is natural to be worried: PM