Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the 51st edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’ Sunday which was aired at 11 am. The PM’s speech was broadcast on All India Radio and Doordarshan as well as on YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, information and broadcasting ministry and allindiaradio.gov.in.
In his address, today which marked the last episode of the year, PM Modi spoke about how spreading negativity is fairly easier, and hence urged people to come together to make positivity viral. He said that only collective efforts of the people have ensured that India achieved a lot in 2018. He also said the if people’s resolve is strong, hardships fail to turn into obstacles. “I sincerely hope that India’s journey on the path of advancement & progress continues through 2019 too. Taking her to newer heights with her inner strengths.”
He noted that the year 2018 saw the launching of the world’s biggest health insurance scheme ‘Ayushman Bharat’ and also lauded efforts put in by people to make healthcare and sanitation driven campaigns a huge success in the country. Announcing the Sardar Patel award, PM Modi said that it would be given to anyone who showcases unity and integrity in their work. PM Modi also delved upon different festivals to be celebrated next month, especially celebrating Kumbh mela, marking the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and Republic Day.
PM Modi's Mann ki Baat will be his last radio address this year. Read the Highlights here.
Read the full text of PM Modi's 51st edition 'Mann ki baat'
Read the full text of PM Modi's 51st edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann ki baat' where he spoke about Sardar Patel award, festivals and lauds different campaigns initiated in various parts of the country.
'Mann ki Baat' touched hearts of people: UP CM Yogi Adityanath on PM Modi's monthly radio programme
UP CM Yogi Adityanath on #MannKiBaat: This programme by PM Modi where he discusses various issues of different sections of society has touched hearts of people. It has given a new pathway & inspired youth, farmers & women of the country. pic.twitter.com/ldO22GhnA8— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 30, 2018
PM Modi paid his tribute to Guru Gobind Singh whose Jayanti will be held on January 13
PM Modi also paid his tribute to Guru Gobind Singh whose Jayanti will be held on January 13 and spoke about his work- the impact of which can be seen across different parts in India.
PM Modi announced the launch of Sardar Patel Award
PM Modi announced the launch of Sardar Patel Award for national integration which will be awarded to those who will have contributed to national unity and integrity in any form.
Sardar Patel dedicated his entire life towards uniting India. He devoted every moment of his life to protect the nation's integrity: PM @narendramodi #MannKiBaat https://t.co/PBwv0THbpl pic.twitter.com/OzID8OAmO4— narendramodi_in (@narendramodi_in) December 30, 2018
2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
As 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi remembered the noble works of the leader as well as Nelson Mandela.
Kumbh Mela was awarded the tag 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' in 2018: PM Modi
FSSAI to initiate the 'Eat Right India' health campaign soon
On the occasion of Gandhi's 150th anniversary, FSSAI will ensure safe and healthy habits through 'Eat Right India' campaign in order to ensure food safety and to regulate healthy habits among people. FSSAI is doing the work of ensuring people's health and reiterating the importance of this, PM Modi asked people to partake in the campaign to ensure good health.
PM Modi says India's festivals are an example of 'Unity in Diversity'
"Unity in diversity – smelling the spirit of ' one India best India ' Our festival boasts of this motto," says PM ModiDecember 30, 2018
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to be chief guest for Republic Day celebrations in 2019: PM Modi
PM Modi spoke about various upcoming festivals in January such as Vishu, Pongal, Lohri, Sankranti, Uttarayan, Magh Bihu and described the importance of all these festivals. He even described the importance of Kumbh Mela which will be held in Prayagraj in 2019 and he lauded the efforts put in by Uttar Pradesh government to make the event happen and invited Indians from different parts of the country to be a part of the mela. Speaking about the importance of the day that the constitution was instituted, PM Modi announced that South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.
PM Modi congratulated sportspersons Rajini, Vedangi Kulkarni for their success
"The 16-year-Rajni won the gold medal in Junior women's boxing Championship. Pune's 20-year-old Vedagi Kulkarni has become the fastest Asian in the World with a tour," says PM Modi.
16 साल की रजनी ने Junior महिला मुक्केबाजी Championship में गोल्ड मेडल जीता। पुणे की 20 साल की वेदांगी कुलकर्णी साइकल से दुनिया का चक्कर लगाने वाली सबसे तेज एशियाई बन गयी हैं: पीएम मोदी #MannKiBaat https://t.co/Q0jLfbf3OO pic.twitter.com/4rhGVCCndS— BJP (@BJP4India) December 30, 2018
PM Modi talks about positive websites, asks people to share inspiring stories
PM Modi speaks about different websites which write on social stories that include social entrepreneurship and other positive stories. He referred to websites such as betterstory.com, yourstory.com, sanskritbharati.in and positiveindian.com and asked people to share such positive stories in an effort to initiate positive discussions among people. Asking people to diffuse negativity, he recognised the good efforts that are driven to spread positivity around.
Negativity फैलाना काफी आसान होता है, लेकिन, हमारे समाज में, हमारे आस-पास बहुत कुछ अच्छे काम हो रहे हैं और ये सब 130 करोड़ भारतवासियों के सामूहिक प्रयासों से हो रहा है: पीएम मोदी #MannKiBaat https://t.co/Q0jLfbf3OO— BJP (@BJP4India) December 30, 2018
PM Modi encourages the free medical camps set up in Bjinor by young doctors
बिजनौर के Heart Lungs Critical Centre की ओर से हर महीने ऐसे मेडिकल कैंप लगाये जाते हैं जहाँ कई तरह की बीमारियों की मुफ्त इलाज होता है। हर महीने सैकड़ों ग़रीब मरीज़ इस कैंप से लाभान्वित हो रहे हैं। निस्वार्थ भाव से सेवा में जुटे इन doctors का उत्साह तारीफ़ के काबिल है: पीएम— BJP (@BJP4India) December 30, 2018
PM Modi begins speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins this episode of 'Mann Ki Baat ' by paying tribute to those who have contributed to society and lost their lives in the past month. He speaks about Dr Jayachandran from Tamil Nadu and Sulagitti Naras from Karnataka for their work. He also spoke about upcoming sportspersons from different parts of the country and congratulated them for their efforts and success.
Talking about healthcare and sanitation campaigns, PM Modi also encouraged doctors in Madhya Pradesh's Bijnor district for setting up free medical camps in the state. He spoke of how the cleanliness campaign 'Swacchh Bharat' mission has become successful as 3 lakh people gathered to participate in a cleanliness drive.
Uttarakhand: Radios distributed among BJP workers in Dehradun
In Uttarakhand, ahead of today's 'Mann ki baat' last episode of 2018, radios were distributed in Dehradun yesterday so that they could listen to the PM Modi's monthly programme.
Uttarakhand: Radios distributed to BJP workers in Dehradun yesterday to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Mann Ki Baat". pic.twitter.com/Xr3qCCPd6M— ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2018
Residents of Odisha and Assam share their thoughts on the monthly programme
#MannKiBaat has connected the citizens with PM @narendramodi and has impacted their lives and opinions. Watch the residents of Assam and Odisha share their thoughts on the programme. Tune in tomorrow at 11 AM. https://t.co/KCVQFoENjf pic.twitter.com/08iO5zJmVq— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) December 29, 2018
The 51st episode and the last edition for 2018 of Mann ki Baat will air at 11 am
As PM Modi will address the nation for the 51st edition of his monthly radio programme, which will be the last one for this, follow this space for the latest updates. Welcome to our LIVE blog.December 30, 2018