Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Mann ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation via his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat. Ahead of the festival season, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to keep following Covid protocol and ensure that no one is left out of vaccination's "circle of safety".
This is the 81st edition of Mann Ki Baat, which is aired on the last Sunday of every month. The address comes just a day after Modi concluded his three-day visit to the United States. The monthly programme is broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News and mobile app. It is also streamed live on the YouTube channels of the prime minister and All India Radio.
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11.35 am | Prime Minister's address to the nation has concluded.
11.33 am | PM Modi: My dear countrymen, we touched upon many topics today. Like we were discussing, the time to come is to celebrate festivals. We have to get the vaccine administered when our turn comes, but we also have to take care that no one is left out of this circle of safety. Those around you who have not got vaccinated also have to be taken to the vaccine center.
11.30 am | My dear countrymen, the 25th of September is the birth anniversary of a great son of the country, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay ji. Three years ago, on the birth anniversary of Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay ji, the 25th of September, the world's largest health assurance scheme – Ayushman Bharat scheme was implemented: PM Modi
11.25 am | PM Modi: There is another interesting piece of information- more than nearly 5,000 upcoming writers are searching out tales of struggle for freedom. In this period of AmritMahotsav, a campaign to disseminate to everyone the untold stories of the history of freedom is also going on… and for this, upcoming writers, youth of the country and the world were called upon.
11.22 am | Today in the 75th year of freedom when we are celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, today we can say with satisfaction that our young generation today is giving khadi the place of pride that khadi had during freedom struggle, he said.
11.19 am | Narendra Modi: Friends, Bapu had connected cleanliness with independence; the same way he had made khadi the identity of freedom. Today in the 75th year of freedom when we are celebrating the Amrit Mahotsav of Independence, today we can say with satisfaction that our young generation today is giving khadi the place of pride that khadi had during freedom struggle.
11.16 am | People know that I don’t ever let go any chance to speak in connection with cleanliness & possibly that is why a listener, Ramesh Patel ji has written to me that learning from Bapu, in this #AmritMahotsav of freedom, we should take resolve of economic cleanliness too. It is a matter of delight for us that even in villages, the common person is getting connected in the direction of digital transactions through fin-tech UPI… its prevalence has begun increasing: PM Modi
11.14 am | PM Modi: When we are celebrating #WorldRiverDay today, I praise and greet all dedicated to this work. But to all people living near every river; to countrymen, I will urge that in India in all corners at least once in a year a river festival must be celebrated.
11.10 am | PM Modi: There are some people who have dedicated themselves to these causes. And it is this very tradition, this very endeavour, this very faith that has saved our rivers.
11.08 am | "Friends, in order to rejuvenate rivers throughout the country; in order to cleanse waters, the government and social service organizations keep undertaking one endeavour or the other. And this is not about the present day; it is going on for decades now," Modi said.
11.05 am | PM Modi says, "With the advent of the month of Magh, in our country, a lot of people perform Kalpvaas on banks of mother Ganga or other rivers for an entire month. This tradition has ceased now…but in earlier times, it was customary to remember rivers while bathing at home. This tradition of remembering rivers may have gone extinct or exists sparsely…but there used to be a great tradition that would take one on a tour across the vastness of India while bathing early morning…a cerebral pilgrimage!"
11.03 am | PM Modi: Routinely, we do remember a lot of days; we even celebrate myriad Days…and if you ask young sons-daughters at home, they are likely to furnish out an entire list of Days of the year with their chronological relevance: But, there is one more day that all of us must remember; this day is one that is immensely congruent to the traditions of India. It’s one that connects us with our traditions that we have been following for centuries. That is – World Rivers Day.11.02 | PM talks about World River Day
11.00 am | PM Modi begins address to the nation
10.40 am | For key highlights of last month's Mann Ki Baat click here
10.14 am | At UNGA, PM Modi yesterday said that countries using terrorism as a "state policy" must realise that they will be equally harmed by it. "Countries with regressive thinking that are using terrorism as a political tool need to understand that terrorism is an equally big threat for them," he said, in what appeared to be a veiled jibe at Pakistan.
10.06 am | Mann Ki Baat recap
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his last broadcast had hailed the Olympic medal winners
and said the passion for sports is the greatest tribute to Major Dhyan Chand. He said, "After 40 years, we won a medal in hockey in the Olympics... you can think and imagine how happy Major Dhyan Chand would be today and the passion for sports is the greatest tribute to the Major."