Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi dedicates this Diwali to our jawans

During the last episode, PM Modi had stated that tremendous anger has been simmering within the nation following the terrorist attack in Uri.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 30, 2016 1:39 pm
World Bank report, World Bank Bank report India, business in india, PM Narendra modi, ease of doing business, india ease of doing business, narendra modi, modi, FDI, GST, arun jaitley, indian express, india news During the last episode, PM Modi had stated that tremendous anger has been simmering within the nation following the terrorist attack in Uri.

Amid the escalating tension between India and Pakistan on the border, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the valour and sacrifices of the Indian soldiers and dedicated Diwali to the country’s security forces in ‘Mann Ki Baat’, his monthly-radio address to the nation. “Our jawans have been sacrificing their lives in the last last few months. We should celebrate this Diwali in their name,” PM Modi said, during the 25th edition of the popular radio programme.

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Highlighting the message of Diwali — the triumph of light over darkness, PM Modi called on the countrymen to let go of their conservative thinking and advocated gender equality. He also thanked everyone for making the #Sandesh2Soldiers hastag popular, saying “India has shown what a single message can do to boost morale of our forces.”

Paying tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, PM Modi said, “October 31 marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel and death anniversary of Indira Gandhi.” He, however, lamented at the turn of events in the wake of former PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

“But on Sardar’s birthday, history remembers how Sikh people all over the country faced violence and pain after Indira Gandhi’s assassination,” he said. Highlighting the contribution of Vallabhbhai Patel, popularly known as the Iron Man of India, in uniting the country, Modi said Vallabhbhai Patel significantly contributed in strengthening the cooperative movement in the country and dedicated himself to the welfare of farmers.

Invoking Mahatma Gandhi, the prime minister said the time demands that rising aspirations of the poor are fulfilled, while emphasising that discrimination against women should be eradicated. He also expressed happiness over the progress being made in all states of India to make the country Open Defecation.

During the last episode, PM Modi had stated that tremendous anger has been simmering within the nation following the terrorist attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir which left 19 jawans dead. “Those responsible for Uri attack will not go unpunished,” Prime Minister Modi said, adding that he had huge respect for the Indian Army and had full faith in them.

The already strained relationship between India and Pakistan frayed further post the Uri attack. The Indian Army announced on September 29 that it had conducted surgical strikes against terrorist launch pads along the Line of Control. Ever since then Pakistani troops have been resorting to ceasefire violations everyday along the working boundary and the Indian Army has been returning the fire.

Earlier on Saturday, the Indian Army announced that it had carried out a massive assault across the LoC and destroyed four Pakistani posts and inflicting heavy casualties, a day after an Indian soldier was killed and his body mutilated by terrorists who came from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir with the help of cover fire provided by Pakistani troops.

 

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    smita
    Jan 1, 2017 at 12:57 pm
    Modi ki mein Maharashtra se hooo plz meri bat ko serious lijiye kyonki yaisi kiti ladkiya nai ki Jo mere dard sent gujar rahu nai mera kisi ladke Facebook ka fake account open kiya so plz sir aap yaisa koni niyam lagu kare ki jisase kisi ladki ka fake account na open ho plz mein apke javab ka intajaar karongi me Maharashtra sent Beed me ke Ambajogai city mein padti hoo so plz sir
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      smita
      Jan 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm
      Plz sir mujhe aur mujh jaisi kitni ladkiya hai Jo yaisi batoo ka shikar hue hai me ye sirf mere liye nahi balki hamari jaisi bahut si ladkiya nai Jo yaisi samsy mein hi
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        Onkar Singh
        Oct 30, 2016 at 4:22 pm
        Modi's concern for the soldiers should not be restricted to posturing,trying tricks to be seen with them on the borders,previously with them in Siachen.He must and should be sincere.If he is sincere,then what stops him from removing the anomalies in the one-rank-one-pension,two: what stops him from removing the anomalies in the pay scales of the armed forces and the civilian officers,three: what stops him from removing the anomalies in the parity of rank between the armed forces and the civilian officers,four: why has his govt reduced drastically the pension of the incapacitated soldiers? In my opinion,he is the most uncouth,insensitive and a cunningly dishonest Prime Minister this country ever has had.He takes full care of people like Adani,but when it comes to taking care of soldiers and the poor his dishonest cones to the fore.If the PM sleeps soundly because of the soldiers,who guard the frontiers round the clock.Then the same PM as a mark of respect and graude to the soldiers should remove all the anomalies faced by the soldiers.Let him act.And just not give hollow speeches.The people are watching him.He should be aware of it.Dont fool around.
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          QURESHI
          Oct 30, 2016 at 7:29 pm
          Modi, king whispered by brahmins douche bags, is pursuing WAR against neighboring countries. Good though since it will lead to annihilation of brahmins.
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            SubbuI
            Oct 30, 2016 at 10:02 am
            HALLO BLUFF MASTER. YOU NEED NOT TELL US TO DEDICATE DIWALI FOR OUR JAWANS. WE ARE DOING IT FOR LAST 69 years from the time even before you cursed soul entered our Great Nation. NOW ENOUGH OF YOUR CONFUSED MANN K BATH. NOW YOUR DUM MANN DON'T HAVE ANY THING ON TRIBULANT KASHIR PROBLEM TODAY WHERE 22 SCHOLLS ARE BURNT. 105 DAYS CURFEW. 102 KILLINGS BY ARMY. 500 BLINDINGS BY PALLET FIRINGS. THOSANDS INJURED lt;br/gt;NO SIGN OF PEACE.WHAT FOR YOU ARE CEO OF INDIA.HOW LONG YOU WILL DO ONLY BHASHANS. YOU SOLVE KASHMIR TURMOIL WITH IN THE YEAR END OR RESIGN YOUR POST.WE DON'T WANT KASHMIR TO DISINTEGRATE FROM INDIA BECAUCE OF YOUR MISHANDELING OF W ISSUE ANY MORE.GOT IT?
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              Joyce Abrahamson
              Oct 31, 2016 at 1:46 am
              I am glad now the world knows that Islam is bi0lent and all Islamic countries are burnin. Eventually all Sunni Muslims will get wiped out by Shia Bohri Yezdi Ahmediya and Christians with Jews.
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                Satvinder
                Oct 30, 2016 at 6:01 am
                Request PM to go ahead and restore the Pride of Jawans of INDIAN ARMED FORCES...treated like a dispensing commodity. ..bulldozed by all...GIVE JUSTICE IN 7CPC...OROP. ..REHABILITATION OF WAR WOUNDED AND DISABLES...Dat is the actual tribute...not the JUMLAS
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                  module
                  Oct 30, 2016 at 6:38 am
                  Modi and BJP doing only politics on Indian Arm Forces, same way what previous BJP PM Bajpayee did. If he really Modi wants to do or give something to IAF, could have implemented 7th CPC and execute proper OROP pension. BJP will be vanished after 2019 election, perhaps, before that they will be defeated in UP election.
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                    module
                    Oct 30, 2016 at 6:45 am
                    one of the most feku PM, India has ever seen. He is just doing vote politics on everything but did nothing for IAF. His govt given 7th PC to civilian counterparts but not Arm Forces. Indian should not believe him or BJP.
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                      Mohammed Akram
                      Oct 30, 2016 at 9:36 am
                      ISLAM IS THE RIGHT WAY
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                        Mohammed Akram
                        Oct 30, 2016 at 9:32 am
                        India Poor country
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                          Mohammed Akram
                          Oct 30, 2016 at 9:30 am
                          Totally waste of time to watching and listening Mann ki Baat
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                            arc
                            Oct 30, 2016 at 9:01 am
                            MONKEY BAAT: Jai UP voterji, even if that means we have to keep LOC burning so that more Indian soldiers get killed. It's good for elections.
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                              arc
                              Oct 30, 2016 at 8:57 am
                              MONKEY BAAT: while you do your dedication, my govt will kill more Kashmiris, do more farzi- cal strikes and get more of our solders killed on the border. At the same time we will lower soldiers' ranks, cut their impairment allowance but light more lamps in their honor.
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                                Arun Shankar S
                                Oct 30, 2016 at 10:46 am
                                Another BJP supporter with a fake profile with an evidently Muslim name. Have you people got no shame at all ? How much does Amit Shah give these people ?
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                                  Arun Shankar S
                                  Oct 30, 2016 at 10:47 am
                                  Another BJP supporter with a fake profile with an evidently Muslim name. Have you people got no shame at all ? How much does Amit Shah give these people ?
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                                    Balram
                                    Oct 30, 2016 at 7:56 am
                                    Very happy Diwali to all our Indian army's Jawan.
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                                      Balasubramanya
                                      Oct 30, 2016 at 8:16 am
                                      Humble salute to our brave soldiers for their countless sacrifice while performing their duty on the border.
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                                        ashwin
                                        Oct 30, 2016 at 8:56 am
                                        Babba chulli
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                                          ashwin
                                          Oct 30, 2016 at 8:56 am
                                          Tullikotta Kandahar baaru akkina churri chepaa
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                                            CR DEB
                                            Oct 30, 2016 at 6:06 am
                                            Each and every person has different duties. It is the soldiers who are always at extreme call of duty and their sacrifices cannot be clubbed with those of others. They deserve special recognition!
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