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In Mann ki Baat address, PM Modi puts spotlight on importance of humour in trying times

During the address, PM Modi urged people to remember ‘vocal for local’ while shopping in the festive season. Highlighting Khadi India’s reach in international market, PM Modi said, “many of our local products have the potential to go global.”

india Updated: Oct 25, 2020, 11:44 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shivani Kumar
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation in the 70th edition of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat. During the address, PM Modi urged people to remember ‘vocal for local’ while shopping in the festive season. Highlighting Khadi India’s reach in international market, PM Modi said, “many of our local products have the potential to go global.”

He also asked people to remember our soldiers during the festivities and “burn a diya in honour of these bravehearts.”

PM Modi also paid tributes to the former prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Every month, PM Modi address the nation over range of issues through ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The suggestions for each episode’s topic are shared by listeners on PM Modi’s social media accounts.

Here are the highlights of his speech:

- “This time, amid the enthusiasm of festival, when you go shopping make sure to remember your resolve of ‘vocal for local.’ When purchasing goods from market give priority to local products,” said PM Modi.

- Highlighting Khadi India’s reach in international market, PM Modi said, “Many of our local products have the potential to go global.”

“A Khadi store in Delhi registered Rs 1 crore sale on single day on Gandhi Jayanti.”

- “Previously, a large number of people used to gather in Durga Pandal. It was a fair-like atmosphere during Durga Pooja and Dussehra, but this time it didn’t happen. Many more festivals are to be observed, we’ve to work with restraint during this Corona crisis,“ said PM Modi.

- “We also have to remember our bravehearts who stand on the borders even in these festivals and are serving and protecting India. We have to celebrate our festivals by remembering them. We also have to burn a diya in the house in honour of these brave sons and daughters of Bharat Mata,” said PM Modi.

- “Nowadays, our traditional sport Mallakhamb is also gaining popularity in many countries. In US, when Chinmay and Pragya Patankar started teaching Mallakhamb at home, then they also had no idea it will gain so much success. Today, there are many Mallakhamb training centres in US,” said PM Modi.

- “On 31st October, we lost former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. I respectfully offer tributes to her.”

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