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50th Mann Ki Baat 2018 Highlights: Voice is mine, but spirit of the show is of the people

Mann Ki Baat 2018 Highlights: In previous episodes, PM Modi has spoken on issues of social, national as well as international implication including education of the girl child, tackling exam stress, climate change and drug menace.

By HT Correspondent | Nov 26, 2018 00:10 IST

The 50th episode of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popular radio show, Mann ki Baat, will air on All India Radio on Sunday. The programme that was started in October 2014, months after the Modi government assumed office, is broadcast on the last Sunday of every month. In its previous episodes, PM Modi has spoken on issues of social, national as well as international implication including education of the girl child, tackling exam stress, climate change and drug menace.

Here are the updates:

11:29am IST

Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary to be celebrated in a grand manner

Guru Nanak 550th birth anniversary is being celebrated in a grand manner. All government’s and departments and embassies have been asked to observe the anniversary in a grand manner.

Govt has made a very important decision to open Kartarpur Corridor so that people of our nation can easily go to Kartarpur in Pakistan and visit the sacred place of Guru Nanak Dev.

11.26am IST

Nov 26 is Constitution Day

Tomorrow, November 26 is Constitution Day. An extensive and descriptive constitution was done by the great men. Even poor can become prosperous. A combination of rights and duties will take citizen forward.

11: 23am IST

Today’s youth won’t do things that they don’t believe in

Sometimes our elders become hurdle to conversation. I try to learn from youths, match their wavelengths.

Today’s youth are very ambitious today. They won’t do things that they don’t believe in. If they believe in something, they will leave everything and do that. Youths ask a lot of question. They don’t want to waste time and want to achieve things fast. They will transform the nation.

11:15am IST

The spirit of Mann ki Baat is of the people: PM Modi

Voice is mine, but examples, emotion and the spirit of Mann ki Baat is of the people: PM Modi

11:13 am IST

I become family member of people while reading letters

I get letters from people. I read this closely and understand the circumstances of the person. By this, I become part of the family of the person, and have become a family member of many people across the country: PM Modi

11:10am IST

Our country will remain Atal, our culture will remain eternal

If a leader has crores of listeners, what more does he need. A study found that it has been non-political. Modi will come, Modi will go, but our country will remain Atal, our culture will remain eternal: PM Modi

11:05am IST

Radio has wide impact, says PM Modi

On being asked why he chose radio for Mann ki Baat, Modi said: “While working as a BJP worker in Himachal in 1998, I stopped for tea at a dhaba. The person running the dhaba gave me sweets, surprising me. He said India has tested nuclear bomb and said he had heard on radio. Radio is the most extensive communication medium, probably has an impact unmatched by any other.”

11am IST

PM Modi to share his thoughts with the people of the country

PM Modi starts Mann ki Baat by greeting people on the golden jubilee of the show.