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Mann Ki Baat Highlights | India is a land of innovators, has ability to become toy hub: PM Modi

Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation through his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio show

Mann Ki Baat Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through his monthly ‘Mann Ki Baat’ radio show on August 30. PM Modi talked about turning India into a toy-manufacturing hub. He announced that the month of September would be observed as 'Nutrition Month'. The prime minister also observed that there was a sense of discipline among people while celebrating festivals

due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the 67th address in July, PM Modi had recalled the valour of the Indian armed forces during the Kargil War, saying enemy perched atop heights was defeated by brave soldiers. The prime minister had also reminded citizens that the threat of novel coronavirus was not over and they need to remain vigilant against the virus. Catch the updates here:
  • August 30, 2020 / 12:25 PM IST

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  • August 30, 2020 / 11:58 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | In his address, PM Modi also noted that India will complete its 75 years of Independence in 2022 and suggested a host of measures to teachers to help bring to light contributions of thousands and lakhs of "unsung heroes" of the freedom struggle.

    It is important that our youngsters are aware of them, he said.

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  • August 30, 2020 / 11:37 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | Before concluding his address, PM Modi said, “Coronavirus will be defeated when you will remain safe, when you fulfil the resolve of keeping a safe distance of two yards and wearing masks.”

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:30 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi talks about the important role that dogs, trained to assist in important operations of the Indian defence forces, play.

    “Dogs also have a significant role in disaster management and rescue missions. In India, the NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) has specially trained dozens of dogs,” he said.

    "I have been told that Indian breed dogs are very good and competent. The cost of their upkeep is also quite less and they are also accustomed to the Indian conditions. Now our security forces have also inducted and trained Indian breed dogs in their dog squads," he added.

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:27 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: Everyone acknowledges capability of Indians to offer innovation and solutions. When there is dedication and sensitivity, this power becomes limitless. At the beginning of this month, an app innovation challenge was put before youth of country.

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  • August 30, 2020 / 11:24 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: Our farmers have proved their mettle even during this coronavirus pandemic. Sowing of Kharif crops has been 7 percent higher than last year. Paddy has been sown 10 percent higher, pulses 5 percent, coarse grain, oats, cereals around 3 percent, oilseeds about 13 percent.

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:20 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: Nutrition and proper nourishment play very big role for our children, our students to display their optimum potential, to show their mettle. The month of September would be observed as ‘Nutrition Month’ in entire nation.

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:16 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: There has been a rich tradition of local toys in our country. There are many talented and skilled artisans who possess expertise in making good toys.

    Read more: Explained | How toys will be made part of National Education Policy 2020

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:11 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: During these times, I have been thinking about my young friends. I have been thinking -- how can my young friends get more toys? The best toys are those that bring out creativity.

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:07 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: Onam festival also being celebrated with fervour. This festival arrives in month of Chingam. During this period, people buy something new, decorate their homes, prepare pookalam and enjoy Onam Sadhya.

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  • August 30, 2020 / 11:04 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: This is a time for festivals but at the same time, there is also a sense of discipline among people due to the COVID-19 situation.

  • August 30, 2020 / 11:03 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates | PM Modi: Ganeshotsav is being celebrated online at some places but at most places, eco-friendly Ganesha Idols have been installed. There is a strong correlation between nature and our festivals.

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