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Mann ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi says benefits of good governance must reach everyone

In this edition of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on lessons to be learnt from Thailand rescue operation, paid tributes to Gopaldas Neeraj, Lokmanya Tilak and Chandrashekhar Azad. Here are the highlights:

By HT Correspondent | Jul 29, 2018 15:54 IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation in the 46th Mann ki Baat programme.

He paid tributes to poet Gopaldas Neeraj and freedom fighters Lokmanya Tilak and Chandrashekhar Azad.

The Prime Minster also spoke on the rescue efforts to save 12 young boys who were trapped inside a cave in Thailand and said through the exercise one can learn about patience, bravery and organisation.

Every month, the PM shares his thoughts with the people, mentioning hitherto unknown people who have been working for betterment of society, and also asks for suggestions and views. Below are the highlights:

11:29am IST

Modi hails Hima Das, para-athletes

PM Modi lauds athlete Hima Das and para-athletes Ekta Bhyan, Yogesh Kathuniya and Sundar Singh Gurjar.

11:28am IST

Chandrashekhar Azad’s passion, bravery inspire us: Modi

PM Modi says Chandrashekhar Azad wanted to live fighting for freedom and die a free man.

11:27am IST

PM says good governance must reach everyone

Lokmanya Tilak gave the slogan ‘Swaraj is my birth right’ and ignited self confidence among people. Today the time is to re-emphasize that ‘Suraj is our birthright: PM Modi

Modi says the benefits of good governance and development must reach everyone. This will lay foundation of new India.

11:25am IST

Celebrate Ganesh Utsav in eco-friendly way: Modi

PM Modi says Ganesh Utsav celebrations are an outcome of Lokmanya Tilak’s efforts and urges everyone to celebrate the occasion in an eco-friendly way.

11:23 am IST

PM pays tributes to Lokmanya Tilak

11:20am IST

Saints have shown the way to fight evils: PM Modi

PM Modi says saints through their teachings have inspired people to fight against social evils.

11:17am IST

PM says youth are contributing towards creating New India

11:13am IST

Youth are using smart technology to change lives: PM

PM Modi says he had appealed to use brain drain as brain gain in the US. Two youth in US hailing from Rae Bareili prepared a smartgaon app. He says the app has brought digital revolution in the village as all development works can be recorded, tracked and monitored through it. The app also contains telephone directory of the village, news section, events list, health centre and information centre, it is also highly useful for farmers.

11:08am IST

July is crucial year for farmers and students: Modi

PM Modi says July is the month for admissions and students leave home to seek new avenues.

PM asks students to ‘be calm, enjoy life’ and keep alive the will to lean.

11:07am IST

PM pays tribute to poet Gopaldas Neeraj

PM Modi pays tribute to of poet Gopaldas Neeraj who had passed away earlier this month.

11:02am IST

PM talks about rescue operation in Thailand cave

PM Modi says 12 young boys and their coach were trapped inside a cave after sudden rain. No stones were left unturned for their rescue. The sense of responsibility displayed was amazing.

He says there is lot to learn from the operation about patience, bravery and organisation.

11:00am IST

PM starts address

PM talks about monsoon in the country, calls for responsible attitude towards nature.