New Delhi: The 49th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio address to the nation ‘Mann ki baat’ began at 11 am Sunday. It was broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan. The programme was live streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News.
The Prime Minister is currently on a trip to Japan. He arrived in Tokyo on Saturday to attend the 13th India-Japan annual summit and met his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Sunday. During the summit, the two leaders are expected to hold discussions on various issues, including defence and regional security. On Saturday, PM Modi said that his meeting with Abe would add “new vigour” to the strong friendship
Mann Ki Baat 49th episode – Updates
11:30 am: 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 festivals are an opportunity to make new resolves, Modi said in concluding remarks.
11:27 am: 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 the month of festivals.
11:26 am: 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.
11:25 am: World witnessed a dance of death and devastation during #WorldWarI; 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
11:23 am: 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 Modi.
11:19 am: PM Modi hailed India’s tribal and indigenous people for their sustainable lifestyle in harmony with nature. “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,” Modi said.
11:10 am: 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 Narayan Thakur, Modi said.
11:05 am: Just recently I had two memorable meetings. 1st, I got an opportunity to meet our para athletes who participated in Asian Para Games 2018 held at Jakarta. These athletes bagged tally of 72 medals creating new record, bringing glory tothe nation.
11:02 am: “My dear countrymen, who doesn’t love sports? Elements like spirit, strength, skill, stamina are extremely important in the world of sports. All four of these virtues form the core foundation of nation – building universally,” Modi said.
11:01 am: 31st of October is the death anniversary of our former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Our respectful tributes to Indira ji too:
11:00 am: Every Indian will now be proud to see the world’s tallest statue here on Indian soil. Sardar Patel, a true son of the soil will adorn our skies too. I hope every Indian being will swell with pride on this remarkable feat of mother India.