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Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat Highlights: ‘New decade of 2020 has brought new ray of hope in the life of Brus,’ says PM

Mann Ki Baat Today Latest Updates: The first 'Mann Ki Baat' of 2020, the program will be broadcast on AIR and Doordarshan and on the Prime Minster's app at 6 pm.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 26, 2020 8:24:12 pm
mann ki baat live, mann ki baat live udpates The first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ in 2020, the program will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and on the prime minster’s app at the scheduled time. (File photo)

PM Mann Ki Baat Highlights: On the occasion of the 71st Republic Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly program ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The first ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of 2020, the program was broadcast on AIR and Doordarshan and on the Prime Minster’s app at 6 pm.

“2020’s first #MannKiBaat will take place tomorrow, on Republic Day. Keeping in mind the Republic Day celebrations in the morning, the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ will take place at 6 PM,” PM Modi tweeted.

Meanwhile, in the final episode of 2019, PM Modi said the country’s youth detests anarchy, nepotism, casteism and gender discrimination. PM Modi further said that in the new decade, the country would witness “active participation” of those born in the 21st century.

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PM Modi addressed his monthly radio show 'Mann Ki Baat' at 6 pm instead of the usual 11 am due to Republic Day celebrations. Follow this space for the latest updates:


    18:45 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM Modi congratulates four youths selected as astronauts for Gaganyaan mission

    On ISRO's upcoming lunar project, PM Modi said, "My dear countrymen, on the solemn occasion of Republic Day, it gives me great joy to tell you about 'Gaganyaan'. The country has taken another step towards this goal. Friends, you would be aware that four candidates have been already selected as astronauts for this mission. All of them are pilots of the Indian Air Force. These promising youngsters symbolise India's skill, talent, ability, courage and dreams. On the auspicious occasion of Republic Day, I congratulate these four youngsters and the Indian and Russian scientists and engineers associated with this mission."

    18:44 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    'Insurgency in North East has considerably reduced, reason is dialogue'

    PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat: "Countrymen will be thrilled to know that insurgency in the North-East has considerably reduced. And the biggest reason for that is that every issue of this region is being honestly and peacefully solved through dialogue. We live in the 21st century, that is the era of knowledge, science and democracy. Have you ever heard of a place where life has turned better due to violence? Have you ever heard of a place where peace and goodwill have been impediments in the quest of a good life?"

    18:43 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    'Considering everyone as own, living with spirit of togetherness embedded in ethos of India'

    PM Modi on Mann Ki Baat: "Finally the new decade of 2020, has brought a new ray of hope in the life of the Bru-Reang community. Considering everyone as its own and living with the spirit of togetherness is embedded in the ethos of this holy land. I would once again like to congratulate the residents of these states and the Bru-Reang community."   

    He also spoke about the militants who surrendered in Assam. "Those who had strayed towards the path of violence, have expressed their faith in peace and decided to become a partner in the country's progress and return to the mainstream," he underlined.

    18:39 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM Modi on agreement to settle Bru refugees in Tripura being inked

    On the Bru-refugee agreement which was signed recently, the Prime Minister said, "A significant agreement was signed in Delhi. With it, the close-to-25-year-old Bru-Reang refugee crisis, a painful chapter, was put to an end forever and ever. Due to the busy routine and festive season, you might not have been able to learn about this historic agreement in detail. So I thought, I should definitely discuss this in Mann ki Baat. This problem pertains to the 90s."

    18:37 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM describes various festivals celebrated across India

    Describing the different festivals celebrated in different parts of the country in the month of January, PM Modi said, "My dear countrymen, a couple of weeks ago, different parts of India were celebrating a variety of festivals. When Punjab was spreading the warmth of enthusiasm by celebrating Lohri, sisters and borthers of Tamil Nadu were celebrating Pongal and birth anniversary of Thiruvalluvar. Assam was aglow with the fascinating lustre of Bihu. In Gujarat, everywhere you could see kites in the sky and the pomp of Uttaraayan. In such an atmosphere, Delhi witnessed a historic event."

    18:35 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Nearly 65,000 schools have obtained 'Fit India School' certificates: PM

    After wishing luck students for upcoming exams, the PM urged them to ensure doing some exercise. "By the way, these days, I see that many events pertaining to 'Fit India' are being organised. On January 18, our young friends organized a Cyclothon throughout the country. Millions of countrymen participating in this Cyclothon spread the message of fitness. Efforts to ensure that our New India remains fit that are evident at every level fills us with fervour & enthusiasm. The 'Fit India School' campaign, which started in November last year, is also bringing results. I have been told that till date, more than 65,000 schools have obtained the 'Fit India School' certificates through online registration. "

    18:30 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM Modi speaks on the recently convened 'Pariksha pe Charcha'

    PM Modi on Mann ki Baat: "My dear countrymen, the exam season has arrived, and obviously all the students will be busy giving final shape to their preparations. After my experience with millions of students of the country through the platform of 'Pariksha Pe Charcha'. I can say with confidence that the youth fo the country is brimming with self-confidence and is ready to face every challenge."

    18:27 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    'Stories of patience, determination 'Khelo India Games' participants, and their parents will inspire every Indian'

    On the Khelo India participation, PM Modi said, "It is very pleasant for all of us to learn that the participation of athletes in 'Khelo India Games' is on the upsurge year after year. And this also tells you about the increasing inclination towards sports in our school children. Not only this, in just three years, through 'Khelo India Games', thirty-two hundred gifted children have emerged on the sporting horizon! Many of these children grew up amidst dearth and poverty. "

    He also cited examples of winners such who come from humble background such as the Mandal sibling trio—Malvika, Sujit and Pradeep of Guwahati who played football, kho-kho and hockey respectively and Purnashree Yoganathan from Tamil Nadu. 

    18:23 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM congratulations Khelo India winners, 56 of 80 game records broken by 'India's daughters'

    PM Modi on Mann ki Baat: "Friends, on 22nd January, the third 'Khelo India Games' concluded in Guwahati. These games had around 6 thousand players from different states participating. You will be surprised to know that 80 records were broken during this grand sports festival. And I am proud that of these 80 records, 56 were broken by our daughters. I along with all the winners, congratulate all the participants. I also thank all the people, coaches and technical officers associated with 'Khelo India Games’ for organising them successfully"

    18:21 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    PM speaks on water-conservation, appreciates public participation in Jal Shakti Abhiyan

    Speaking on water conservation efforts, PM Modi raised the Jal Shakti Abhiyan and said: "Quite a few extensive and innovative efforts are underway, in every corner of the country, for the sake of conserving water. It gives me joy to let you know that the Jal Shakti campaign that commenced last monsoon is taking rapid, successful strides with the aid of public participation. The best part is that in this campaign, people from all strata of society contributed wholeheartedly. Take for instance Jalore district in Rajasthan."

    He cited examples from Uttarakhand and a village called Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh which have shown public participation in water conservation efforts.

    18:16 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    'When every Indian takes a step forward, it results in India going ahead by a 130 crore steps.'

    PM Modi on Mann ki Baat: "And that's why, it is said, "Charaivetee, charaivetee, charaivetee..." Keep walking, keep marching, keep advancing! Your endeavour should revolve around that Mantra."

    18:14 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    'Taken aback by the magntiude of Mann ki Baat charter contents. We've striven together on endeavours'

    PM Modi on Mann ki Baat: Citing letters which he received from various people, the Prime Minister lauded the efforts taken by citizens for the betterment of the society. Congratulating one of the persons who wrote to him, PM Modi said, "Well, Shailesh ji, heartiest congratulations and many good wishes to you. The Mann Ki Baat Charter in connection with your New Year resolution is very innovative. I shall certainly send it back to you, along with my best wishes inscribed.

    Speaking on the Mann ki Baat charter, Modi says, "Friends, when I was glancing through this ‘Mann Ki Baat Charter’, I was taken aback at the magnitude of its contents… a multitude of hash tags. And, of course, we have striven together on myriad endeavours."

    18:08 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    'Can do' theme of the year; many resolutions undertaken in the past year, you strengthened it: PM

    PM Modi on Mann ki Baat: "' Can do' is the theme of the year. "Somebody has succeeded in doing something, can we too achieve that! Can that particular venture be replicated to bring about a colossal transformation in the entire country? Can we establish that change into permanence, turning it into a simple, natural social habit? For past many years, we would have made varied resolves. Just as saying 'No to single-use plastic', buying Khadi or local, respect for girl child and emphasizing on 'cashless economy'. Many resolutions came into being due to our conversations on this monthly radio programme and you all have strengthened it. "

    18:03 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    First Mann ki Baat of not only 2020, but the decade, says PM and greets people on Republic Day

    PM Modi: "This is the first Mann ki Baat of the year and the decade. On the occasion of Republic Day, I thought it was apt to still speak with all of you, so I changed the usual 11 am slot to 6 pm. "

    17:59 (IST)26 Jan 2020
    Welcome to out LIVE Blog!

    Good evening, welcome to the LIVE blog on PM's monthly radio show 'Mann Ki Baat'. The Prime Minister will address the nation shortly instead of his usual 11 am slot owing to Republic day celebrations. Follow this space for the latest updates.

    Praising the youth, PM Modi in the previous address had said that the “social media generation” is “extremely talented” with its own set of opinions.

    “And the best part is, especially in the case of India, according to me, they appreciate the system. Not just that, they prefer to follow the system. And in the event of the system not responding properly, they get restless and even courageously question the system itself! I consider this attribute as a virtue,” he added.

    The PM’s remarks came amid heavy protests led by the youth against the newly amended Citizenship Act in the country.

    The Prime Minister also lauded the police personnel of Uttar Pradesh’s Phulpur for buying slippers made by a women’s self-help group. “I especially congratulate the local police and their families, who encouraged these women entrepreneurs by purchasing slippers for themselves and their families made by these women,” he added.

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