Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation through his monthly radio talk "Mann Ki Baat". This is PM Modi's 40th edition of the Mann Ki Baat programme, and the first in 2018, which is being broadcast on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and also on the Narendra Modi mobile application.
# With my best wishes to all of you for 2018, my speech draws to a close
# On 30th January we observe the Punya Tithi of Bapu. Peace and non-violence is what Bapu taught us. His ideals are extremely relevant today
# Subhasini Mistri is a woman who, in order to construct a hospital, cleaned utensils in the homes of others and also sold vegetables
# Laxmikutty is a teacher in Kallar and still resides in a hut made of palm leaves in a tribal tract amidst dense forests
# Sitavaa Jodatti from Karnataka has not been hailed as 'Goddess of women empowerment' just for nothing
# You must have heard the name of Arvind Gupta ji who was conferred with Padma Shree award. He spent all his life creating toys for children from waste. We have honoured those who may not be seen in big cities but have done transformative work for the society
# I am sure you all felt proud after reading about the Padma Awards. We have honoured those who may not be seen in big cities but have done transformative work for society
# Mission Clean Morna River is a wonderful initiative, where people came together to clean the river
# Mangesh from Maharashtra shared a touching photograph on the NM Mobile App, of an elderly person and a young child taking part in the movement to clean the Morna river
# Towards affordable healthcare and 'Ease of Living
# But now that he’s come to know of the Jan Aushadhi Kendra, he has begun purchasing medicines from there and expenses have been reduced by about 75%. He has expressed that I mention this in Mann Ki Baat so that it reaches the maximum number of people and they can benefit
# Darshan from Mysore, Karnataka has written on My Gov. He was undergoing an expenditure of six thousand rupees a month on medicines for the treatment of his father. Earlier, he wasn’t aware of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana
# In order to uproot social ills in Bihar, world’s longest human chain spanning over 13,000 kilometers was formed
# I want to talk about something very unique in Bihar. A human chain was formed to spread awareness about evils of Dowry and child marriage. So many people joined the chain
# Our society has always been flexible
# I want to appreciate the women of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. This is a Maoist affected area but the women there are operating e-rickshaws. This is creating opportunities, it is also changing the face of the region and is also environment-friendly
# India's Nari Shakti has contributed a lot to the positive transformation being witnessed in our country and society
# Here, I would like to mention the Matunga Railway station which is an all-women station. All leading officials there are women. It is commendable
# A few days ago, the Honourable President of India met women achievers, who distinguished themselves in various fields
# Women are advancing in many fields, emerging as leaders. Today there are many sectors where our Nari Shakti is playing a pioneering role, establishing milestones
# It is in our culture to respect women
# Prakash Tripathi wrote on the NM App: "1st February is the death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla. She left us in the Columbia space shuttle mishap, but not without becoming a source of inspiration for millions of young people the world over”
# This is the first time in history that heads of 10 Nations attended the ceremony
# Just a few days ago, we celebrated our Republic Day with great fervour.
# This is the first episode of Mann Ki Baat in the year 2018. # February 1 is the death anniversary of Kalpana Chawla
# My dear countrymen, Namaskar.
What can be expected in PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'?
# PM Modi may address issue about Padmaavat violence.
# Greet nation on 69th Republic Day.
# Speak about Budget Session of Parliament which will be tabled on February 1.
Mann ki Baat is a unique initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach out to masses across the country through the medium of radio. The Prime Minister, through his radio address, aims to connect with the common man on a regular basis, inform them about government initiatives, and also seek their support in nation-building and governance.