Addressing the nation through the monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about an array of topics from Lok Sabha Election to Subhash Chandra Bose.
The 52nd edition of the radio podcast was the first one in 2019. Here are the highlights.
- PM Modi paid tributed to Sri Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt who passed away on January 21. “We received a sad news this month. Shivakumara Swami ji left us for his heavenly abode. He dedicated his entire life for the service of society. He spent 111 years of his life working for the social, educational welfare of thousands of people. It was a priority for Swami ji that people get food, shelter, education and spiritual knowledge and the welfare of the farmers in every way,” he said.
- He lauded Election Commission of India and various other management teams who ensure that the elections are conducted in a fair manner. He said that the Election Commission was established on January 25 and so this day is being celebrated as ‘National Voter’s Day’.
- He also urged people to come and vote in the upcoming elections, “Every one of us should ensure they vote. If for some reason, you are unable to vote, then you should be pained by the fact. When you see something going wrong, you should realise that you had not exercised your right to franchise.”
This year, our Country will undergo #LokSabhaElections. 1st time ever, young persons born in 21st Century to exercise their Right to Vote in #LokSabha Elections. I urge young generation to register themselves as voters, if they are eligible: PM @narendramodi,#MannKiBaat,#PMonAIR pic.twitter.com/lCYNR8CE9w
— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) January 27, 2019
- Recalling Subhash Chandra Bose, he said, “I have always considered Radio as effective means of connecting with people. Similarly, Netaji shared a deep bond with medium of Radio.”
- “Subhash Chandra Bose will always be remembered as a heroic soldier. He played an important role in the freedom struggle. “Dilli Chalo”, “Tum mujhe khoon do main tumhe aazadi doonga”, with these slogans he awakened every Indian,” he added.
- “You have known Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore as a poet and an author but I would like to tell everyone that he was a great painter too. He never named his paintings, he wanted the viewer to understand the message of the art from their own perspective. His art was showcased in European countries, Russia and the US,” the Prime Minister said taking about Rabindra Nath Tagore and his paintings.
- He also highlighted the success of Khelo India. ” When we talk about the creation of New India, then determination exhibited by our youth is a veritable example of what is New India. Inspiring stories from ‘Khelo India’ are ample proof that the building of New India involve contributions from big cities, small cities, villages,” he said.
- “On Jan 29, at 11 am, in ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’, I will touch upon lot of things related to exams with my young friends, especially on the topic of stress-free exams. I urged people to send me their inputs, ideas with regard to this programme,” he said.