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Mann ki Baat: PM Modi warns against violence, wishes nation on festivals, announces sports portal | Highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through his popular radio program 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 AM on Sunday. It is 35th episode of the programme and is likely to touch upon the floods, law and order and sports.


By   |  Updated On : August 27, 2017 12:09 PM
New Delhi :  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through his popular radio program 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 AM on Sunday. It is 35th episode of the programme and is likely to touch upon the floods, law and order and sports. 

PM Modi may also express displeasure over the riots in the aftermath of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh. According to a report, the recording of the radio show was also affected by the violence.  The usual timeline for recording and editing of Mann Ki Baat reportedly went for a toss after the violence broke out. 

Upcoming festivals may also feature in the Sunday’s episode. 

Highlights of PM Modi's Mann ki Baat: 

#Achievements of PMJDY: 

1. Total PMJDY accounts opened increased from 12.55 crore in January 2015 to 29.52 crore as of 16th Aug 2017.
 
2. The number of rural accounts opened under PMJDY has grown from 7.54 crore in January 2015 to 17.64 crore as of 16th Aug 2017.
 
3. No. of RuPay cards issued increased from 11.08 crore in January 2015 to 22.71 crore as of 16th Aug 2017.
 
4. The total balance in beneficiary accounts Rs. 65,844.68 crore and the average balance per account increased from Rs. 837 in January 2015 to Rs. 2231 as of 16th Aug 2017.
 
5. Zero balance accounts under PMJDY declined from 76.81 % in September 2014 to 21.41 % in August 2017.

#30 crore people added to Jan Dhan Yojna in three years: PM


#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: PM

#Sports is about physical fitness, mental alertness & personality enhancement: PM

#A sports portal has been prepared, where aspiring sportspersons can upload their bio-data, portal will be lucnhed by sports ministry on Monday: PM

#PM greets sports enthusiasts on National Sports Day and calls for increased participation in sporting activities

#Fitness and sports are very crucial for nation development: PM

#Major Dhyanchand's contribution in Hockey and Indian sports is memorable: PM

#Let's celebrate Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 as Swachhta Day: PM

#'Swachhata Hi Seva'- let us create a mass movement around this in the run up to Gandhi Jayanti & give renewed focus to cleanliness: PM

#Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind set an example of social service and unity in Gujarat flood aftermath: PM

#Volunteers of Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind cleaned 22 temples and 3 mosques which were affected by flood in Gujarat's Dhanera: PM

#Eco-friendly trends have caught up with our festival too, Ganesh Chaturthi: PM

#Modernity in current era is adjudged by how eco-friendly you are: PM

#Our festivals are linked with nature and welfare of farmers: PM

#During festival time when reports of violence come, it is natural to get concerned: PM

#While talking about festivals, I want to say- Micchami Dukkadam. This is about values of forgiveness and compassion: PM

#Those who take the law in their hands or take to violence will not be spared, whoever they are: PM

#India is the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Buddha. Violence is not acceptable in the nation, in any form: PM

#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

#PM Narendra Modi on Mann ki Baat: 'Violence in the name of religion cannot not be tolerated in India'

Special arrangements to listen the show have been made at the Sports Authority of India centers across the nation after it was learnt that PM Modi is expected to address sports persons on 2020 Tokyo Olympics

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“The National Sports Day is approaching and the PM is very keen to see that India develops into a sporting country, so he will touch upon a lot of sports issues,” a sports ministry official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

Modi is likely to speak on a range of issues including Tokyo Olympics, National Sports Day and Bharat Indigenous Games.

“He will also speak about Major Dhyan Chand and his inspirational achievements,” said another source.

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Sports and Indian athletes have regularly figured in PM’s Mann ki Baat, the latest mention being India women’s cricket team’s historic runner-up finish at the World Cup in England.

He had advised Mithali Raj and her team to not feel disheartened following the defeat at the hands of hosts England as the entire country was proud of their feat.

Apart from the original address in Hindi, regional versions are broadcast in 18 languages and 33 dialects on the same day after the completion of the original broadcast in their respective regions. It is also broadcast in English and Sanskrit.

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First Published: Sunday, August 27, 2017 08:16 AM
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