New Delhi, Sep 25, 2016: For the 24th time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the nation through his Mann Ki Baat on Sunday.
The monthly radio programme of Narendra Modi comes a week after the deadly attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri which claimed lives of 18 Indian soldiers and wounded more than 30.
PM Modi on Uri Attack:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his radio programme by paying my tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in Uri terror attack and said that he is proud of the Army which does not speak but act.
He added that the culprits of the attack will be punished for sure.
Pointing at the present unrest in Kashmir, he said the people of Kashmir want peace and normalcy to return, Modi said they began recognising anti-state players there.
Stating that administration has taken steps to maintain law and order, Modi also asked local authorities to stay cautious and restraint. “Our resources are there to give a peaceful life to the Kashmiri people,” he said.
Modi also talks about 11th class student Harshvardhan who wrote to him talking about his will to serve the nation after Uri attack and also pledged to study for three more hours daily and to be a good citizen.
PM Modi on Rio 2016 Paralympics medal winners:
- PM Modi lauds achievements of Paralympic winners by medals have changed our way of looking at ‘Divyang’ people.
- Modi also praises paralympic medal winner Deepa Malik and said that I will never forget her statement when Deepa Malik won a medal, she said I have defeated disability with this win.
PM Modi on Swacch Bharat:
- 2nd October will mark 2 years of Swacch Bharat, there should be an environment of hatred towards dirt in India and i can say this with confidence today that awareness for cleanliness has increased.
- Nearly 2.5 crore toilets have been constructed across the country.
- PM also announces new phone helpline ‘1969’ for status of cleanliness in every city.
- I urge youth to come up with relevant new startups about “Waste to Wealth” Model.
- PM Narendra Modi acknowledge Amitabh Bachchan’s efforts in Swacch Bharat Mission.
PM Modi on commencing of ‘Mann ki Baat’ radio show:
- When I started Mann Ki Baat two years ago, I had decided that this programme will not become a medium for political blame-game and self-praising of the government.
- I wish to thank all the listeners who supported this initiative. Also, I want to thank Akashvani for translating my address in different languages and taking it to people across the nation.
PM Modi on Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya:
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Jan Sangh ideologue Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary by saying “We salute our inspiration, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya on his birth anniversary.”