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‘Mann Ki Baat’ LIVE: Remember ‘vocal for local’ resolve while shopping for festivals, says PM Modi

'Mann Ki Baat' LIVE: In his last radio address, Modi sought to illustrate with examples how farmers stood to benefit from farm Bills passed by Parliament in September.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: October 25, 2020 11:46:00 am
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged for low key Dussehra celebrations amid pandemic. He reminded reminded public to be Vocal for Local’ while shopping. He said, ” This time when you go shopping, remember your resolve of ‘Vocal for Local’. When purchasing goods from the market, we have to give priority to local products.”

Earlier on October 10, Modi had invited suggestions for topics to discuss in the programme.”#MannKiBaat presents a great opportunity to share inspiring journeys of outstanding citizens and discuss themes that power societal change. This month’s programme will take place on the 25th. Share your ideas on the NaMo App, MyGov or record your message,” he had tweeted.

In his last radio address on September 28, Modi sought to illustrate with examples how farmers stood to benefit from farm Bills passed by Parliament in September. He said his government’s agriculture sector reforms have given farmers the power to sell their produce “anywhere and to anyone… where they can get a higher price according to their wish”.

“Our farmers, our villages are the very basis of Atmanirbhar Bharat”, and “in the recent past, these areas have liberated themselves from many restrictions and tried to break free from many myths”, Modi said.

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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)

With farmers’ organisations and Opposition and regional parties stepping up protests against the farm Bills passed by Parliament this week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi , in his last address, said his government’s agriculture sector reforms have given farmers the power to sell their produce “anywhere and to anyone… where they can get a higher price according to their wish”.

Modi asserted that “the one who is rooted to the ground is equally firm during the course of the biggest of storms”, and that “in this difficult period of Corona, our agricultural sector, our farmers are living testimony to this”. At a difficult time for the economy, the farm sector had been resilient, he said, and “if our farmers, our villages… remain strong then the foundation of Atmanirbhar Bharat will remain strong”.

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