Watch: PM Narendra Modi highlights Uri attacks, Paralympics, Swachh Bharat Mission in ‘Mann ki Baat’

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 25 September 2016, 02:31 PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (File photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’. In the 24th edition of his personal address show, PM Modi said that he saluted Indian soldiers who do not just talk but take action. He said he hopes that Kashmiri people will soon be able to lead a normal life once again.

Taking stock of Swachh Bharat Mission, PM said that 2.48 Cr toiletshave been built in the rural areas and 1.5 Cr more will be constructed in next year.  

With Sunday’s episode, PM Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’ completes two years. 

Here are the highlights: (Read Top 10 Highlights Here)

#Let's make he festival of shakti Durga Puja a symbol of unity and peace. 

#Thank Indians who listen in to Mann ki Baat, and respond through participating with letters, suggestions and actions

#Started Mann ki Baat on this day two years ago, I hope that it never becomes a political battleground

#Unity, harmony and peace are the ways to resolve problems and move towards development, says PM Modi on Kashmir

#I urge youth to come up with relevant new startups about "Waste to Wealth" Model

#On October 2 this year, you all can join cleanliness drive. You can devote 2-4 hours for it

#Wing commander Paramveer Singh swam 2800 kms, from Dev prayag to Ganga Sagar in order to spread message of cleanliness

#2.48 Cr toilets built in the Rural areas. 1.5 Cr more will be constructed in next year

#The number 1969 has been chosen because Mahatma Gandhi was born in 1869 and this mission is dedicated to him

#Every Indian can now know about the status of Swachh Bharat Mission in their area through number 1969 and Swachhta app 

#Thousands of toilets have been built, especially Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Kerala are inching closer to ODF status. 

#PM takes stock of Swachh Bharat Mission as it inches closer to second anniversary on Oct 2

#PM Modi remembers blind girl who recited the Ramayan for him last week (Watch here) 

#The medals have changed our point of view towards 'Divyang' people in India

#PM Mod acknowledges contribution of Paralympic medalists - Devender and Deepa's contribution 

#When 'Divyangs' play the most important thing is resolution and will more than skill

#Indian Paralympics win is nation's win, every Indian has developed an emtional attachment with players, it has highlighted humanity

#Similar patriotic sentiments existed when Lal Bahdur Shastri led India to 1965 war, it is then Shastri gave 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan'

#Laws are there to manatin peace in Kahsmir and protect people

# Kahsmiri people are looking forwrd to restoration of peace, return to peace

#We are pround of our soldier, they don not talk they take action

The radio address is broadcast by the entire network of AIR, including all stations, all AIR FM channels (FM Gold and FM Rainbow), local radio stations, Vividh Bharati Stations and five community radio stations as well as a few private radio channels. 

Also read: Mann Ki Baat completes two years, PM Modi to address its 24th episode

The radio programme aims to deliver the Prime Minister’s voice to the general masses of India. 

The United States President Barack Obama has also been a part of the January 2015 edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

The first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme was broadcast on the occasion of Vijayadashami on 3 October 2014. He urged the listeners to purchase Khadi clothes to contribute to the prosperity of the poor. He also discussed the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the success of India’s Mars Mission, skill development, disabled children and MyGov.in website, in his first ‘Mann Ki Baat’.

His last radio address was broadcast on August 29 where he paid tribute to Major Dhyanchand, recalled his contribution to Indian hockey and lauded our sportsperson on their performance in 2016 Rio Olympics. He also announced that a sports committee will be organized, to make roadmap for upcoming Olympics.