Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Narendra Modi
Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme on May 30. The radio speech came at a time when India is witnessing a second wave of COVID-19 cases, though daily infections have fallen in the last two weeks.
The address also coincided with the seventh anniversary of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) coming to power at the Centre.
11.40 pm | PM Narendra Modi has concluded his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio address.
11.34 am | PM Modi: 'Today on May 30, we are having 'Mann Ki Baat' and incidentally, it also marks completion of seven years of this government. Over these years, the country has followed the mantra of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas'. All of us have worked every moment with dedication in service of country.’
"Where there are successes, there are also trials. In these seven years, together we have seen many tough times together but each time we all came out stronger," PM Modi added.
11.33 am | PM Modi: ‘Even in these tough times, we have seen a record production by our farmers. At many places, farmers have also got more rates than MSP for mustard.’
11.25 am | PM Modi: ‘There are countless frontline workers engaged in the work of sample collection, going amidst infected patients, and taking their sample is an example of yeoman service. To protect themselves, these friends have to wear PPE Kit continuously even in sweltering heat.’
11.22 am | PM Modi: ‘So many efforts were made in the country to distribute and provide oxygen, so many people came together that as a citizen, all these endeavours inspire you. Everyone has done their duty as part of a team.’
11.16 am | PM Narendra Modi is having a conversation with Group Captain Patnaik, who is sharing his experiences of helping people with oxygen supplies as a part of the efforts of the Indian Air Force (IAF).
11.14 am | PM Modi: ‘Oxygen Express, oxygen rail has transported larger quantities of oxygen to all corners of the country, faster than oxygen tankers travelling by road. Mothers and sisters would be proud to hear that one oxygen express is being run fully by women.’
11.13 am | PM Modi: ‘I salute all those who are working endlessly to save lives during this pandemic. We are standing by the families of all those who lost their lives [during the pandemic].’
11.12 am | PM Narendra Modi had a conversation with Dinesh Upadhyay from Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh who is liquid oxygen tanker driver.
11.10 am | PM Modi: ‘This type of a disaster has hit the world after a hundred years. We have met such a big calamity after a century. Therefore, no one had any experience of this kind of work. Behind it lies the spirit of service for the country, and power of resolve.’
11.07 am | PM Modi: ‘When the second wave came, the demand for oxygen surged all of a sudden this was a very big challenge delivering medical oxygen to remote parts of the country was indeed a huge task.’
11.04 am | PM Modi: 'India faced cyclones amid pandemic. My heart goes out to all the people who have lost their near and dear ones. Let us all firmly stand by those who have borne the brunt of this disaster.'
11.00 am: PM Modi's address has begun. He is currently talking about the two cyclones that hit India's eastern and western coasts in recent weeks.
The prime minister said that both, the states and the Centre, had worked together to ensure the cyclonic storms caused minimum loss of life and damage to property.
10.48 am: This will be the 77th episode of the monthly radio programme.
10.45 am: PM Narendra Modi will address the nation shortly via his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' radio address. Stay tuned.
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In the previous Mann Ki Baat address in April, the prime minister talked about the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and reiterated the need for rapid mass immunisation, to help curb the spread of the infectious disease.
India recorded a single-day rise of 1.65 lakh new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 46 days, taking the country's infection tally to 2.78 crore, according to latest data released by the Union Health Ministry on May 30. The daily positivity declined to 8.02 percent, remaining below the 10 percent-mark for five consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate dropped to 9.36 percent.Follow Moneycontrol’s full coverage of the coronavirus pandemic here