Best of PM Narendra Modi’s Maan Ki Baat in 2015

Taking time off his strenuous schedule, PM Modi has always made it a point to use radio waves to establish an emotional connect with listeners.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: December 27, 2015 11:58 am
mann-ki-baat2 Taking time off his strenuous schedule, PM Modi has always made it a point to use radio waves to reach out to listeners.

The year 2015 saw Prime Minister Narendra Modi touch a lot issues in his “Mann Ki Baat” programme. He began the year with a joint address with United States President Barrack Obama when he visited India as the chief guest for Republic Day celebrations. In the last few months he used the platform to talk about various issues such as unity, harmony, aiding Nepal quake victims and One Rank One Pension Scheme.

Taking time off his strenuous schedule, PM Modi has always made it a point to use radio waves to reach out to listeners.  The clever use of the medium masked the distance between the prime minister and his listeners by creating the illusion of a face-to-face chat.

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Despite efforts by the Opposition parties on several occasions to cancel the programme during state elections, the Election Commission has refused to issue a blanket ban. The commission said did not have any objections as long as the prime minister’s speech was not an attempt to attract voters in poll-bound states.

We take a look at some of his best speeches on “Mann Ki Baat” in 2015.

Here are excerpts from his speeches:

People in US impressed by Modi’s good work, says Barack Obama

To a question on girl child, Modi said there is a lot of worry because of the sex ratio in India as for every 1000 boys, the number of girls is less. “The main reason for this is that, there is a defect in our attitudes towards boys and girls,” he said. In this respect, the Prime Minister said, the life of the US President is an inspiration, considering the “way he has brought up his two daughters, the way he is proud of his two daughters.”

Manthan necessary in democracy, says PM Modi

“Is it not true that this question (OROP) has been pending for 40 years? Is it not true that all the previous governments talked about it, but actually did nothing? I assure you…I have promised ex-servicemen that my government will implement One Rank, One Pension,” Modi said during his 25-minute programme.

PM Narendra Modi hails Kargil soldiers, promises road safety Bill

“Kargil ke yuddh mein, hamara ek-ek jawan sau-sau dushmanon par bhari pada (In the Kargil war, each of our jawans proved stronger than a hundred of the enemy),” the PM said in his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, held on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

“I salute the brave soldiers who thwarted the evil designs of the enemy without caring for their own lives. The Kargil war was not fought only on the border but every village, every city contributed to it,” Modi said.

Harmony, unity must for development, says PM Narendra Modi

“India is full of diversities. Many sects, many communities, many languages, many castes…our India is full of so many diversities. And it is this diversity that is our pride.” He added: “Had this diversity not been there, we would not have been able to feel so proud about it. That’s why diversity is the mantra for unity. Shanti, sadbhavna, ekta…yahi toh vikas ki jadi-booti hai (Peace, harmony and unity…this is the prescription for development).”

PM Modi’s heart talk: India will wipe Nepal’s tears

“For 125 crore Indians, Nepal is their very own. Its grief is our grief. India will try its best to wipe the tears, hold the hands and stand alongside every Nepali in this hour of crisis,” he added.

“After rescue operations, relief works will have to be run. The task of rehabilitation will go on for long,” he added. Recalling the 2001 Gujarat earthquake, Modi said that he had seen such a calamity from up close. “I can well imagine how dreadful this calamity is. I can imagine what Nepal and its families must be going through,” he said.

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  1. Major
    Jan 9, 2016 at 9:43 am
    Empty Baath.
    1. A
      Dec 27, 2015 at 10:58 am
      Only baat,No actions .
      1. B
        balwinder singh
        Dec 29, 2015 at 6:15 am
        NDA Govt did nothing for OROP but did unjustice to Veterans & made OROP more complicated. NDA Govt. has done unjustice to Veterans by adding VRS/PMR clause for OROP which has never been implemented in the history of India. A person who render more service already gets more pension. If there are financial problems, give less but give equal benefits to all. A soldier becomes eligible for pension only after completion of initial terms of engagement. Ever UPA Govt. did better than NDA by giving equal benefits to all.
        1. A
          Dec 27, 2015 at 7:26 am
          No doubt his Maan ki Baat is always impressive and educative and above all it is boost to the people of this country to work in the interest of poor people and development of nation. No such actvities seen durinng the rule of Manmohan Singh for 10 years due to pressure from Sonia hi who acted as defacto PM through Remote Control.No pressure on Narendra Modi from any quarters including RSS. That is why he decided to go to stan at his own.The people of this country are proud of him.Modiji Aap Aage Badho Hum Aap Ke sath hai !
          1. F
            Dec 27, 2015 at 1:27 pm
            ia…sach to bol….shymal ooooooo
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