Live: PM Modi 51th Edition ‘Mann Ki Baat’ 2nd December 2018 ’New India’: Mann Ki Baat or “Heart’s Voice” is an Indian radio programme which is presented by Prime Minister Narendra Modi where he addresses the citizens of India through the medium of All India Radio, DD National and DD News.
On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio broadcast ‘Mann Ki Baat’ accomplished 50 episodes, during that session he shared the reason behind the formation of the radio programme and its expedition till now.
The prime minister said during the session on All India Radio (AIR), “Modi will come and go, but this country will remain eternal, our culture will remain immortal.”
On the occasion of National Constitute Day, PM Modi gives gratitude to all the people who contributed in making our constitution. He also tweeted this on his twitter account, which states, “On Constitution Day we recall with pride the stellar contribution of the greats who served in our Constituent Assembly. We are proud of our Constitution and reiterate our commitment to uphold the values enshrined in it.”
PM Modi also talks about the manufacturing of Dera Baba Nanak-Kartarpur Sahib road passage up to international border with Pakistan so the devotees can easily assess to holy place.
He said “The government has made a very important decision — that of opening the Kartarpur Corridor so that people of our nation can easily go to Kartarpur in Pakistan and visit the sacred place of Guru Nanak Dev.”
PM Modi also stated that “When Mann Ki Baat began, I decided that politics will not be a part of it.”
He also added “It’ll neither have the praises of the government nor my name. I got the inspiration and strength to stay true to my resolution from all of you,” further he said “Mann Ki Baat is about people, not politics.”
The Prime Minister Modi also expresses his gratitude towards the Indian media for playing Mann Ki Baat on their network stations. He said “No political person is ever happy with the media; they think they don’t get enough coverage or get negative coverage, however, the media has made the issues raised in programme their own.”
PM Modi explains that how the idea for the programme came to him, he describes it by narrating the story of him when he after a trip to Himachal Pradesh in 1998, saw a dhaba (eatery) owner in a quiet isolated landscape is receiving news and information from the radio. He was surprised to see the mass reach of radio which connects various people even if they are far away in a remote area. From then only he came up with this idea which he implemented after becoming Prime Minister of India.
He said “Since then, it has always been in my mind that radio is linked to the masses and has a lot of power”
He further added about the incident, “The man was excited and turned on his radio and then Atal Bihari Vajpayee (former Prime Minister of India) was perceived saying that it was the day India conducted its atomic test”