Mann Ki Baat: PM advised people to make ‘positivity go viral’

Women power all the way in year’s first Mann ki Baat
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the 51st edition of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat.

This is the last such radio address by the Prime Minister in 2018. PM Modi talked about India’s achievement in 2018. he also lauded the different campaigns initiated in various parts of the country.

” The year 2018 saw the launching of the world’s biggest health insurance scheme ‘Ayushman Bharat’. Electricity reached each & every village of the country this year. Noted world institutions have accepted that the country has taken strides in the area of poverty alleviation at a record pace,” he said.

“These achievements should fill our heart with glory,” he said. It’s easy to spread negativity but, in today’s society, a lot of good work is being done and all these are happening with the collective efforts of the 130 million Bharat, he added.

Recalling the achievements in sports, the Prime Minister congratulated the youth of India who did a remarkable job in their respective areas.

“Let me tell you about one of our daughters from Kashmir who won a gold medal in a Karate Championship in Korea. Hanaya is 12 years old and lives in Anantnag, Kashmir. Hanaya trained hard in Karate with perseverance & fervor, studied its nuances and proved herself. On behalf of all countrymen, I wish her a bright future. Best wishes and blessings to Hanaya,” he said.

The PM also praised the 16-year-old Rajani who won a gold medal at the Junior Women’s Boxing Championship.

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Calling January the month of festivals, PM Modi said, ” the month of January ushers in many festivals filled with hope & joy- such as Lohri, Pongal, MakrSankranti, Uttarayan, MaghBihu, Maaghi; on the occasion of these festivities, the length & breadth of India will be replete… with the verve of traditional dances at places, the embers of Lohri symbolizing the joy of a bountiful harvest at others.

“Much emphasis is being laid on cleanliness during the Kumbh Mela. If during course of this event sanitation prevails along with reverence, then it will lead to a positive message reaching far and wide. This time every devotee will be able to have darshan of pious Akshayavat after the holy dip,” he said.

PM also informed the nation that South African president Cyril Ramaphosa to be the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations in 2019. “This year we are celebrating the 150th birth anniversary of revered Bapu. We are fortunate that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is going to be our chief guest. It was South Africa where our Mohan transformed into ‘Mahatma’,” he said.

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