PM Narendra Modi Shares His "Mann Ki Baat": 10 points

PM Narendra Modi Shares His "Mann Ki Baat": 10 points

The Prime Minister addressed the nation on his popular monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat'. The 52nd edition of "Mann Ki Baat' comed a day after the country celebrated its 70th Republic Day. 

In the first radio podcast of the year 2019, the Prime Minister talked about many topics including the death of Sri Shivakumara Swami,elections,Pariksha pe Charcha.  

In the last episode of 2018, PM Modi summed up the government's achievements, while hoping that India will continue its journey of development in 2019. 

Here's 10 points:

1. PM Modi begins his Mann Ki Baat by paying tributes to Sri Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt who passed away on January 21.

2. PM Modi praises Election Commission, security forces and everyone else  who was involved in the electoral process of ensuring free and fair polls across India.

3. This year, the Lok Sabha elections will be held in our country and this will be the first time that 21st century born youth will vote. An opportunity has come for them to take responsibility of the nation on their shoulders.

4. India has been the birthplace of many great men, one such man was Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. On January 23 the nation celebrated his birthday in a different way. I was invited to inaugurate a museum which acknowledged the contributions of the freedom fighters of India. During my recent trip to Andaman, I hoisted the tricolour on December 30 at the same place that Netaji had 75 years ago. When I unfurled the Indian flag at Red Fort on October 30 a lot of people were surprised, it was done to commemorate the 75th year of the foundation Azad Hind Party. Netaji will always be remembered as a brave soldier and an abled organiser. with his slogans like; 'Dilli chalo', 'Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azadi dunga', he created a special space for himself in every Indian's heart. 

5.The Prime Minister also encouraged the people cross the country to visit places associated with India's historic brave hearts and artists, including Subash Chandra Bose, BR Ambedkar and Rabindra Nath Tagore.

6. We all know Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore as a wonderful writer and musician. But Gurudev was also a great painter. He has made paintings on several themes. 

PM Narendra Modi Shares His "Mann Ki Baat": 10 points

7. The Prime Minister also remebered and credited Vikram Sarabhai, for his contribution in India's space programme. We are using space technology to improve delivery and accountability of government services. Under the "housing for all" scheme, 40 lakh homes of 23 states have been geo-tagged. Along with this, over 3.5 crore properties under MGNREGA were also geo-tagged. 

8. On October 2, 2014, we started a memorable journey together to clean our country and to get rid of open defecation. With the support of the people of India today, India is rapidly moving towards becoming an open defecation free nation ahead of October 2,2019. This will be a true tribute to Bapu on his 150th Jayanti.  

9. The Prime Minister talked about exam Warriors and wished the students, parents and teachers luck for exams; announces that he will address students directly on January 29 in special show - Pariksha pe Charcha. The discussion will focus on stress free exams. 

10. In this memorial journey of clean India, Maan Ki Baat listeners have also contributed a lot and that is why I am happy to share the fact that more than 5 lakh villages and more than 600 districts have declared themselves open defecation free. Sanitation coverage has crossed 98% in rural India and toilet facilities have been provided to nearly nine crore  households.