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Highlights: On Mann Ki Baat, PM Narendra Modi talks of Emergency

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in the US on a three-nation tour, addressed the nation through ‘Mann ki Baat’.

india Updated: Jun 25, 2017 11:55 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.(Reuters File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on various themes and issues in his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday.

In the 33rd edition of Mann Ki Baat, Modi greeted the nation on the occasion of Ramzan and Jagannath Yatra and said that diversity makes India unique.

The programme was broadcast on the All India Radio and Doordarshan and streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News.

In his previous address, the Prime Minister had spoken on a range of issues and national initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat mission and food wastage.

Highlights:

11:30pm: PM concludes the radio address.

On sports, the PM says children shouldn’t be discouraged from following a career in sports. He then congratulates Kidambi Srikanth for his victory in the Indonesian Open and says sportspersons make the country proud.

11:25am: Modi hails ISRO’s achievements and says the India’s Mars Mission completed a year.

11:20am: The Prime Minister recounts the time Queen Elizabeth gifted him a Khadi handkerchief gifted to her by Mahatma Gandhi as a wedding present.

11:15am: The whole world woke up on World Yoga Day. From China, Peru and Paris, the world knows about Yoga day.

11:10am: Modi talks about the Emergency and recalls the resistance movement in which leaders were jailed for opposing, adding that democracy has to be strengthened.

“The Emergency will be remembered for the way in which people of India came together and safeguarded the democratic values.”

Democracy is not only a system but also our ethos. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty: PM Narendra Modi

11:07am: We have to work together for a clean India... The movement to clean India is a mass movement. It is no longer restricted to Governments alone: PM

11:05 am: PM Modi hails the diversity of the nation and sends his greetings on the occasion of Eid and Ramzan.

Modi cites the example of Muslims in Uttar Pradesh who decided to build toilets in the holy month of Ramzan.

“People in a village in Bijnor did not accept money from the administration to build toilets. They did it themselves. This is heartening.” 

11am: Car festival of Lord Jagannath, Rath Yatra being celebrated in several parts of country with great piety and fervour: PM Modi.