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Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi invokes Sardar Patel, appeals people to join ‘Run for Unity’

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 28 Oct 2018, 02:34:48 PM
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi appeals to farmers to not burn stubble

Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi appeals to farmers to not burn stubble

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation on the 49th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ at 11 am on Sunday. Remembering freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Prime Minister appealed to the citizens to participate in the ‘Run for Unity’ on October 31, which marks the birth anniversary of the ‘Iron Man of India’.

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In his address, the prime minister praised the para-athletes, who had represented India in the Asian Para Games recently and said that their spirit to overcome challenges is inspirational. He also evoked India’s ‘golden history’ in hockey and said that the nation has contributed largely to the sport by giving a number of talented players like Dhyanchand, Balvinder Singh Sr, Dhanraj Pillai, among others.

He also said that India was fortunate to be hosting the Men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar this year and that it is good chance for sport lovers to witness closely contested matches and also to witness the dignified historical background and has rich cultural tradition of Odisha.

Here are the Highlights on PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat:

These festivals prove chance to advance in mission mode and to make firm resolves in your life. Your progress is vital part of country’s progress. More you progress, more will country progress. My best wishes to you all. Thank you very much: PM

I would request all of you to take best care of yourselves and take care of your health as well and also take care of social interests. I am sure these are an opportunity to make new resolves: PM

My dear countrymen, October is about to end. Winter has set in and with changing weather, season of festivals has also set in - Dhanteras, Deepawali, Bhaiya Dooj, Chhatth – in way it can be said that month of November is month of festivals: PM



A few days ago Sikkim won prestigious Future Policy Gold Award, 2018 for encouraging sustainable food system. This award is given by UN body ‘Food & Agriculture Organisation’ – FAO. This best policy making award is equivalent to : PM



पंजाब का एक और गांव कल्लर माजरा इसलिए चर्चित हुआ है क्योंकि वहां के लोग धान की पराली जलाने की बजाय उसे जोतकर उसी मिट्टी में मिला देते हैं। कल्लर माजरा और उन सभी जगहों के लोगों को बधाई जो वातावरण को स्वच्छ रखने के लिए अपना श्रेष्ठ प्रयास कर रहें हैं।

My dear countrymen, our has a unique distinction of its own. The natural beauty of North –East has no parallel and the people of this area are extremely talented. Now our North-east is also known for all best deeds: PM

Today, peace does not only mean ‘no war’. Need to work unitedly to address issues such as terrorism, climate change, economic development to social justice through cooperation and co-ordination. Development of poorest of poor is real indicator of peace: PM

World witnessed a dance of death and devastation during ; According to estimates, around 1 crore soldiers and almost the same number of civilians lost their lives. This made whole world realize and understand importance of peace: PM

For India, World War I was important event. Rightly speaking we had no direct connection with that war. Despite this, our soldiers fought bravely and showed it to world that they are second to none if it comes to war: PM

For India, 11th of November this year has special significance because on 11th November hundred years back World War I had ended. Ending of that war is completing 100 years: PM

Wherever there will be a talk of world peace, ’s name and contribution will be written in golden letters: PM

Our epics tells us- O, Lord, peace should prevail all around in all three “Lokas”,in water, in air, in space, in fire, in wind, in medicines, in vegetation, in gardens, in sub conscious, in whole creation: PM



सामाजिक कार्य के लिए जिस प्रकार से लोग आगे आ रहे हैं, इसके लिए Volunteering कर रहे हैं, ये पूरे देशवासियों के लिए प्रेरणादायक है। वैसे सेवा परमो धर्मः ये भारत की विरासत है।



आज विश्व पर्यावरण संरक्षण की चर्चा कर रहा है। भारत भी इस समस्या से अछूता नहीं है। इसके हल के लिए हमें अपने समृद्ध इतिहास,परंपराओं को देखना होगा, खासकर अपने जनजातीय समुदायों की जीवनशैली को समझना होगा।

Also read about village which is near Nabha in Punjab. Kallar Majra came into lime light as farmers there mix stubble with sand by ploughing their fields rather than burning stubble and adopt necessary technology for process:PM

You will be surprised to know Bhai asked bride’s father that he will not burn parali or stubble in their fields; condition he placed reflects the true strength of our society: PM

I was reading about farmer brother from Punjab. The son of Gurbachan Singh ji was to be married. Gurbachan ji told bride’s parents that marriage would be performed in solemn manner. But then he suddenly said that he had one condition:

Our foremost freedom fighters were brave people from our tribal communities. Who can forget Bhagwan Birsa Munda who struggled hard against the British Empire to save their own forest land: PM

This is fact that tribal community believes in very peaceful and harmonious co-existence but, if somebody tries to harm and cause damage to their natural resources, they do not shy away from fighting for their rights: PM

make their dwelling units from natural material which are eco-friendly. In isolated regions of Nilgiri plateau in South India, small wanderer community Toda make their settlements using locally available material only: PM



The Bishnoi community in the desert land of Rajasthan has shown us a way of environment protection. Specially, in context of serving trees, they prefer laying down their lives but cannot tolerate any harm to single tree: PM

Bhil tribes of Central India and specially those in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh worship Peepal and Arjun trees religiously: PM

To live in consonance and closed coordination with nature has been an integral part of our tribal communities. Our tribal brethren worship trees and plants and flowers like gods and goddesses: PM



Our country is also facing this problem. But, for its solution we only have to look inwards, to look into our glorious past and our rich traditions and have especially to understand lifestyle of our tribal communities: PM

Subject that inspires us to look into our dignified past and ancient traditions. Today, whole world and specially western countries are discussing about environment protection and are trying to find new ways to adopt balanced life style: PM

How do we need to adopt their traditions in our lives for achieving sustainable development and learn from those traditions? Manishji, I appreciate you for bringing this subject among listeners of : PM

When I was going through your suggestion, I found comment from Shri Manish Mahapatra from Pudducherry. He wrote on Mygov- Please take up topic “in ” as to how tribes and their traditions and rituals are examples of coexistence with nature: PM



A pleasant air of IT to society, We not I, transformation from individual to community is imbibed in this. Spirit of ‘We, not I’ will surely inspire all of us: PM



Recently,I attended programme where portal ‘’, & IT, Electronics industry launched this portal with view to motivating their employees for social activities,providing them with opportunities to perform in this field: PM



My dear countrymen, the way people coming forward, volunteering for social works is inspirational, encouraging for countrymen. has been India’s tradition since centuries and we can feel scent of this tradition in every sector today as well: PM



It is good chance for sport lovers to witness closely contested matches.Go to , cheer up Indian team. Odisha has dignified historical background and has rich cultural tradition. This is chance for sports lovers to see Odisha: PM





Each Indian who plays any game or has interest in any game has definite interest in .India has golden history in Hockey.India has produced many great hockey players. Even today, players of Team India are encouraging younger generation: PM



This year also, we have been fortunate to be the hosts of the Men’s in . The Hockey World Cup will commence on the Nov 28 to be concluded on Dec 16: PM





कल हमने ‘Infantry Day’ मनाया है। मैं उन सभी को नमन करता हूं जो भारतीय सेना का हिस्सा हैं। मैं सैनिकों के परिवार को भी उनके साहस के लिए salute करता हूं।



आप जानते हैं कि हिन्दुस्तान के नागरिक ये क्यों मानते हैं? यह वही दिन है, जब भारतीय सेना के जवान कश्मीर की धरती पर उतरे थे और घुसपैठियों से घाटी की रक्षा की थी।



My dear countrymen, you may recall that we had successfully organized in 2017. The whole world acclaimed this as very successful tournament. Under -17 World Cup had created record in terms of no. of viewers on ground.: PM



Not just that,just observe the rapidly enhancing levels of excellence in Indian sports! Hitherto,India had never won medal in a Judo event, at junior or senior level. But created history by bagging silver medal at : PM



India is setting new records not just in the field of sports but also in hitherto uncharted areas. To give you an example, I would like to mention about Para Athlete



Modi said that six months or so before Independence, on the 27th of January, 1947, the world – famous international Magazine ‘TIME’ had a photograph of Sardar Patel on the cover page of that edition.



PM Modi said that Mahatma Gandhi considered Sardar Patel as the only one capable of finding lasting solution to the vexed issue of the states and asked him to act. "31st October this year will be special on one more account- on this day, we shall dedicate Statue Of Unity of the nation as true tribute to Sardar Patel. The structure is twice the height of Statue of Liberty. This is the world’s tallest scyscraping statue."


PM Modi started with address by remembering Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He urged youths and people to take part in the Run for Unity on October 31 when nation celebrates the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel.

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First Published : 28 Oct 2018, 10:12:27 AM
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