Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Cordless device in Grylls’ ear helped him understand my Hindi, PM reveals

Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Cordless device in Grylls’ ear helped him understand my Hindi, PM reveals

Mann Ki Baat Highlights: The Mann ki Baat programme is aired on All India Radio, Doordarshan and the Narendra Modi App on the last Sunday of every month at 11 am.

Mann Ki Baat Live Updates: PM Modi will be addressing the nation shortly. (Twitter/PTI Photo)

PM Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat Today Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly radio broadcast ‘Mann ki Baat’. This comes a day after he addressed a gathering in Bahrain and was conferred the highest civilian award by the King of Bahrain.

Focusing on the upcoming 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Modi asked people to participate in cleanliness drives and ban the use of single-use plastic. He also hailed the photo exhibition of the leader put up at the India Pavillion of the Venice Biennale. He spoke of various environmental challenges faced by the country at this point and urged his listeners for compassion, not just conservation.

Shedding people’s doubts about how Modi was able to communicate and understand Bear Grylls in his ‘Man vs. Wild’ episode, he lauded technology for making it happen through a cordless device in Grylls ear. He concluded the episode by asking people to pitch in their suggestions, and said, “Let’s make the India which was dreamt of by our freedom fighters and realise Gandhi’s dreams.”

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'Let's make the India which was dreamt of by our freedom fighters and realise Gandhi's dreams'

PM Modi concluded today's episode and by asking people to pitch in their suggestions. He said: "Come, let us all march together to make the India which was dreamt of by our freedom fighters and realise Gandhi's dreams- 'Swantah: Sukhayah'.

PM urges people to partake in 'Fit India Movement' as country will celebrate National Sports Day on Aug 29

Remembering Swami Vivekanand's speech delivered on September 11, 1893, PM Modi said, "Come, let us look anew at India which Swami Vivekananda had seen and let us put in practice the inherent strength of India realized by Swami Vivekananda. We possess everything within us, let us proceed with confidence." He also reminded listeners that August 29 is celebrated as 'National Sports Day' and urged people to partake in the 'Fit India Movement'.

We need to move beyond conservation, and think about compassion: PM on nature and wildlife

"My dear countrymen, the concern and care for the environment in India seems natural. The Tiger Summit took place in 2010 at St. Petersburg, Russia. At this summit, a resolution was taken expressing concern about the dwindling tiger population in the world. Whenever we talk about nature and wildlife, we only talk about conservation. But, we now have to move beyond conservation and think about compassion," PM Modi in his Mann ki Baat address.

A small cordless device in Bear Grylls ear translated while Modi was speaking in Hindi on 'Man vs. Wild episode', the PM reveals

Quashing people's doubts on how the PM and Bear Grylls understood each other while speaking in respective languages and maintained a fast conversation. "Whenever I spoke immediately, there was simultaneous translation into English or simultaneous interpretation and Bear Grylls had a small cordless instrument in his ear. So I used to speak in Hindi but he heard it in English and because of that communication became very easy and this is an amazing aspect about technology."

PM Modi focuses on environmental challenges and India's role in this month's broadcast

This month's radio show with a lot of focus on environmental challenges, PM Modi touched upon his 'Man vs. Wild' episode and said: "Whoever I meet or wherever there is a chance to talk, the focus is on Wildlife, discussions about the environment, the Tiger, the Asiatic Lion, evolution etc. and I am amazed how interested people are in nature. It is my firm belief that people want to know the steps taken in the direction of climate justice and clean environment in India"

Discovery Channel plans to broadcast Narendra Modi's 'Man vs. Wild' episode in 165 countries in regional languages

Commenting on his 'Man vs Wild' episode with Bear Grylls, he said that people expressed desire to know more and said that he had established a connect with the youth around the world with just one episode. "I had never thought I would find a certain place in young hearts in this country and the world pays attention to diverse things," he said, adding that Discovery channel is planning to broadcast the programme in 165 countries in their respective languages.

'There are many little things that can be employed in country's fight against malnutrition'

"In many states, people run meal campaigns on certain dates. There are many little things that can be employed in our country’s effective fight against malnutrition. Today, due to lack of awareness, both poor and affluent families are affected by malnutrition," Modi added while speaking on malnutrition in the country. 

PM Modi lauds initiative started in Maharashtra's Nashik to curb malnutrition

Talking about an initiative taken up by Anganwadi workers in Maharashtra's Nashik district to curb malnutrition, he said: "'Mutthi Bhar Dhaanya’ initiative has turned into a big movement in Nashik. During harvest period, Anganwadi workers collect handful of rice grain from people. This grain is used to make piping hot food for children & women."

Ensure cleanliness, ban use of single-use plastic: PM Modi urges listeners ahead of Gandhi Jayanti

PM Modi urged people to not only ensure cleanliness and make India ODF-free but also encourage them to ban the use of single-use plastic. "When we celebrate Bapu’s 150th birth anniversary, we shall not only dedicate to him an India that is Open Defecation Free, but also shall lay the foundation of a new revolution against plastic, by people themselves, throughout the country," he said.

'Move out of home and participate in cleanliness drive, donate your effort and sweat through 'shramdaan' as 'karyanjali' to Mahatma Gandhi'

Speaking of the Centre's scheme, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, PM Modi said: "We organize cleanliness drives before Gandhi Jayanti every year to commemorate the leader's birthday and this time around it will commence on the 11th of September. During this period, all of us will move out of home, donating our effort and sweat through 'shramdaan' as a 'Karyanjali' to Mahatma Gandhi."

Venice Biennale art show unveils photo exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi: PM

The India Pavillion at Venice Biennale art show unveiled an exhibition on Gandhiji. Sharing this information with listeners, Modi said, "Of special interest were Haripura Panels. "Before the Haripura (Congress) Session, in 1937-38, Mahatma Gandhi had invited the then Principal of Shantiniketan Kala Bhavan, Nandlal Bose."

PM speaks on various festivals which will be celebrated over the next 2 months

While speaking about Gandhi Jayanti, he also greeted listeners on the festival of Janmashtami which was celebrated on Saturday. He spoke about the friendship that Lord Krishna and Sudama shared. Talking about the upcoming 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the Prime Minister said, "I have been extremely fortunate to have been blessed with the opportunity to visit a number of significant places associated with revered Mahatma Gandhi and pay my homage."

PM speaks on commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary

Ahead of Mahatma Gandhi's 150 birth anniversary, PM Modi spoke about community mobilization and "value addition to the society". Sharing his experience regarding his visit to Dandi where he inaugurated a museum, he encouraged people to visit more places where Mahatma Gandhi had lived and visited and share these pictures on social media. 

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The Mann ki Baat programme was aired on All India Radio, Doordarshan and the Narendra Modi App. It can also be live-streamed on YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B Ministry).

Modi had admired Indian scientists for successful launch of the Chandrayaan-2 space mission. Modi spoke about water conservation in his July show, where said he had received positive response for the address last week and encouraged listeners to save water. He lauded Jharkhand and Haryana governments for their respective water conservation efforts and praised Meghalaya government for being the first state in India to draft a ‘water conservation policy’. PM Modi focused on the need for good governance in Jammu and Kashmir.

In his first term, Modi had addressed the nation on 53 occasions through his monthly broadcast after coming to power in 2014.