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Mann Ki Baat highlights| PM Modi says new India not about VIP but EPI where every person is important

This is the 31st edition of the Prime Minister’s monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’.

india Updated: Apr 30, 2017 11:48 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the gathering on the occasion of Golden Jubilee in Delhi on April 29.
Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressing the gathering on the occasion of Golden Jubilee in Delhi on April 29.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the 31st edition of the monthly radio address ‘Mann ki Baat’.

The program will be broadcast in regional languages immediately after its Hindi broadcast.

In his previous address, the Prime Minister spoken on a range of issues directed at young Indians, including mental health, depression, pressure on students and more.

He has spoken on national initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat mission and food wastage, apart from achievements ISRO’s historic launch of 104 satellites in his earlier addresses.

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11:30 am: PM concludes his address.

11:27 am: PM says on May 5, India will launch South Asia Satellite.

11:26 am: I am glad to be joining the Vesak Day celebrations in Sri Lanka, where I will interact with leading Buddhist scholars, says PM.

11:25 am: PM says tomorrow is May Day and mentions that contribution of Bhim Rao Ambedkar towards labour rights is worth remembering.

11:22 am: He says we should always recall our culture, history as it gives us energy. He mentions about Ramanujacharya who fought battles against social evils like untouchability.

11:20 am: PM talks about VIP culture and government’s move to remove beacons on vehicles. PM says people should try to get rid of the VIP culture from their minds. The concept of New India is EPI- Every Person is Important- instead of VIP.

11: 19 am: People can earn through digital app. If people recommend about Bhim app to others, they can earn money.

11:14 am: PM tells young people to think out of box. He says, “I am sure there is so much to learn...and people have so much to teach.” He says India is full of diversities and young students should try learning a new language. They can take up a new hobby like learning to swim or draw.

11:10 am: PM says he has noticed that people are getting inclined to live within their comfort zone. Talk about how students should spend their vacations. He urges people to explore and have new experiences.

11: 08 am: PM says it is necessary that we take care of birds and animals during summers. He tells to offer water to people who visit our homes ...postmen, milkmen, vegetable sellers...specially during summers.

11:06 am: Talks about climate change. PM says the heat earlier experienced during the months of May and June is being felt in the month of April.

11:03 am: PM wishes both Gujarat and Maharashtra on their respective statehood days and mentions that they have contributed greatly to India’s development.

11:00 am: PM Modi starts the address. Talks about suggestions he received on food wastage that he talked about in his last radio message. He said the suggestions, inputs which come in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ are analysed in detail.

First Published: Apr 30, 2017 11:04 IST

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