Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly radio broadcast Mann Ki Baat at 11 am on Sunday, i.e. September 29, 2019. This was PM Modi's fourth radio broadcast of Mann Ki Baat after coming to power for the second term with a thumping victory in May. The program is broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio and Doordarshan and the Narendra Modi (NaMo) App. Besides, the monthly radio programme will also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister's Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News and will be simultaneously broadcast on AIR's website - www.allindiaradio.gov.in. AIR will broadcast the programme in regional languages immediately after the Hindi broadcast. The regional language versions will also be repeated at 8 pm.
Here are the Highlights from PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat:
11:45 am: Last but not the least, PM Modi requests people to travel across India in this festive season.
11:40 am: Do you remember 31st October... Do plan where you will run for unity, says PM Modi in reference to the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on that day.
11:36 am: PM Modi appealed to the people to make India free from the menace of single use plastic.
11:35 am: PM Modi talks to young singer Ripudaman Singh who has been making Plogging popular across India.
11:33 am: "It is a matter of great pride for every India that Pope Francis will declare Sister Mariam Thresia, the founder of the Congregation of the Holy Family, a saint. I pay my tributes to Sister Thresia," says Modi.
11:30 am: There is very little awareness among people about e-cigarettes. They are completely unaware of its danger and for this reason sometimes e-cigarettes find their way into homes out of curiosity: PM Narendra Modi.
11:28 am: We all know that addiction to tobacco is extremely harmful for health and it becomes very difficult to get out of this addiction. People who consume tobacco are vulnerable to diseases like cancer, diabetes, blood pressure etc: PM Modi.
11:27 am: Modi stresses on the importance of the ban on e-cigarettes and awares the nation about the harmful effcts of it.
11:25 am: During Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi talks about the speech of Russian tennis player Daniil Medvedev at the US open that left him very impressed. PM added that this speech and the game personified the heartwinning spirit of sportsmanship. Listen to Medvedev's speech here:
11:18 am: A young student from Arunachal Pradesh has a request for PM Modi. He asked if he can write more content relating to parents and teachers for the second edition of exam warriors.
11:17 am: This Diwali, let us celebrate Bharat Ki Lakshmi. Let us celebrate the skills and strengths of our Nari Shakti, says Prime Minister Modi.
11:15 am: Watch Mann Ki Baat LIVE:
11:11 am: PM Modi appealed to the people to make this festive season about sharing happiness with each other.
11:09 am: "This festive season, have you thought about the idea of delivery in and delivery out? asks as a means to spread joy. On one hand, when we experience the 'Delivery In' of sweets and gifts, let us think for a moment on the process of 'Delivery Out'. At least in our homes, items that are in excess and thus, not required anymore, could be allocated for 'Delivery Out', Modi said.
11:07 am: PM Modi wishes countrymen on the first day of Navratri festival. "My dear countrymen, with Navratri starting from today onwards, there will be an atmosphere of festivity filled with new enthusiasm, new energy, new enthusiasm, new resolve," he said.
11:07 am: There would hardly be anyone who does not show utmost regard for Lata Mangeshkar ji. She is elder to most of us and has been witness to different eras in the country. We address her as 'didi'. She turns 90 today, says the prime minister.
11:05 am: PM Modi holds a telephonic conversation with noted singer Lata Mangeshkar and extended greetimgs for her 90th birthday that was on Saturday, September 28.
10:55 am: "I have a very special guest joining us today during Mann Ki Baat. Do tune in at 11 am," PM Modi tweeted minutes ahead of his monthly radio programme.
The prime minister through his monthly address aims to connect with the common man on a regular basis and inform them about the initiatives of the government and seek support in nation building and governance.
In his last address on August 25, the prime minister urged people to make India plastic-free on this October 2 to observe the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Modi also appealed to municipalities, NGOs and the corporate sector to come up for safe disposal of accumulated plastic waste before Diwali.