Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the 81st episode of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday.
The radio programme comes after his recently-concluded visit to the United States where he addressed the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The high-level segment of the 76th UNGA began in New York on Tuesday, and international leaders and diplomats addressed the world forum at the key session.
The Prime Minister held bilateral meetings with US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington. He also met his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison and Japanese PM Yoshihide Suga. PM Modi also participated in the first in-person Quad Summit in Washington.
Here are the key takeaways:
India making new records: PM Modi
“Festivals are approaching, we have to continue our fight with Covid. ‘Team India’ is making new records every day, including vaccination which has made records internationally…no one should be devoid of this ‘Suraksha Chakra’, protocols should be followed,” PM said.
He urged people to follow Covid-safety guidelines during the festive season. He also urged citizens to get vaccinated and encourage others to get jabbed.
PM Modi urges people to buy Khadi products to mark Gandhi Jayanti
With Gandhi Jayanti around the corner, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to buy Khadi products to mark “Bapu’s Jayanti with great fervour”.
PM Modi remembered the contribution of Gandhi to the cleanliness movement and said “Mahatma Gandhi had associated cleanliness with the dream of independence”. “Bapu (Mahatma Gandhi) was a proponent of cleanliness, he made cleanliness a mass movement and associated it with the dream of independence,” he said.
He said the youth of today must know that how the cleanliness campaign had given constant energy to the freedom movement.
PM Modi urges people to observe the ‘river festival’ once a year
PM Modi urged people to celebrate the ‘river festival” on the occasion of “World River Day” on Sunday to connect with the traditions which are associated with rivers for centuries in our country.
PM Modi said, “We mark so many days, but there is one more day we should celebrate. It is ‘World River Day’. This day is such which is very consistent with the traditions of India.” He called September an important month, a month when we celebrate World River Day, and said it is a day to remember the contribution of our rivers that selflessly provide us with water.
PM Modi lauds team of differently-abled people for hoisting the flag at Siachen
PM lauded the team of differently-abled people who created a world record by hoisting a flag on the Kumar Post situated at an altitude of more than 15,000 feet at the Siachen glacier.