Mann Ki Baat: Yoga great gift from India to world, says PM Modi

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New Delhi, May 28, 2017:  PM Narendra Modi on Sunday addressing the nation in the 32nd episode of Mann Ki Baat, his monthly radio programme. It is his first address after completion of his three years in power.

In the last episode, Prime Minister addressed the nation on a number of issues like VIP culture in our country, bridging the gap between rich and poor, and also encouraged the students to try new things during their summer vacations.

The programme will be broadcast on the All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan (DD), Youtube channel of Prime Minister’s Offices and Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Live updates:

PM Modi on ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’, a book that compiles all of Modi’s radio addresses:

  • “The artwork was done by a UAE-based artist, Akbar Saheb. He did not charge any money for his artwork. This was a great gesture,” PM said.
  • Talking about the book on Mann Ki Baat that was launched two days ago, PM Modi thanked President Pranab Mukherjee and Lok Sabha speaker for taking out time and attending the event.
  • “I am very happy people are evaluating our work in great detail. I welcome this. Mann Ki Baat has connected me with every Indian, in a very special way,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi on Waste Management and cleanliness:

  • PM Modi added that he wanted to make cleanliness a mass movement and thanked people who took time and assessed the work done by the government.
  • These dustbins will be placed for liquid and dry wastes. He also hailed Afroz Shah’s effort who cleared Vesrova beach in Mumbai.
  • He said under this new schemes, two types of dust-bins will be placed across the various countries.
  • PM Modi asks people to find new ways of waste management. He said the Indian government has planned a new waste management scheme with the help of state governments.

PM Modi on 3rd Yoga Day:

  • Modi said that “From June 1, I will post Yoga-related updates on Twitter ever day until June 21,” and added that “I request you to join me in this effort.”
  • PM Modi said, “I received an interesting suggestion – this is the 3rd International Yoga Day, take a picture and upload on social media.”
  • Two days ago, I wrote to leaders of all countries on the topic of Yoga: Modi
  • Yoga is a great gift from India to the world: Modi
  • Talking about Yoga, he said it is integrating the world today. He added that Yoga guarantees both wellness and fitness.

PM Modi on Nature:

  • He said nature always refreshes us and added that our ancestors conserved nature and we must show the same compassion towards future generations.
  • PM Modi urges people to connect with nature. He said connecting with nature is nothing but connecting with ourselves.He said people should connect with nature to nurture a better planet.

PM Modi on Cellular Jail:

  • PM recalled his cellular jail visit and said people from all over India were imprisoned in the cellular jail.
  • “Today we remember Veer Savarkar on his Jayanti. He spent time at the ‘Kaala Pani’ and there he wrote a lot,” Modi said.
  • I am happy to see youngsters are taking interest in lives of our freedom fighters, who spent their lives in jail. He added all the freedom fighters who spent time in jail contributed to Indian literature.
  • “I said that during the holidays get out of your comfort zone, do something new. I am glad lot of people shared their experiences with me,” he added.

On the holy month of Ramzan, PM Modi said:

  • Modi begins by talking about Ramzan and said: “On the start of Ramzan, I convey my greetings to people across the world”.
  • PM Modi said India’s diversity is its strength. He added that we are proud that people from all faiths live in India in a harmonious manner.

  Wefornews Bureau

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