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Mann Ki Baat Highlights: UN declaration of human rights is testimony to India’s push for gender equality, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks about lifestyle changes and how Yoga and Ayurveda are helpful for the youth.

india Updated: Oct 29, 2017 16:26 IST
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New Delhi, Hindustan Times
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Twitter/@airnewsalerts)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his thoughts through the 37th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme on Sunday.

He spoke of the contribution of India’s soldiers to UN peacekeeping missions across the world, appreciated the ways in which people were contributing to the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and asked the society to change its lifestyle pattern to fight diseases and live healthy.

In the 36th edition of Mann Ki Baat on September 24, that marked the third anniversary of the radio programme, the PM talked about the next steps about his government’s cherished campaign to clean India

The programme was broadcasted on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and the Narendra Modi mobile application.

Here are the highlights from Modi’s address:

11:28am: Sardar Patel’s speciality was immensely capable of devising practical solutions to the most complicated problems in the way. His birthday is celebrated as National Unity Day. A ‘Run for Unity’ will be organised of this day, I request you all to participate.

11:26am: October 31 was also the day on which Indira Gandhi left this world.

11:25am: We will celebrate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patelji on the October 31. His thoughts still inspire us for a vision of New India.

11:24am: On November 4, we all will celebrate Guru Nanak Jayanti. Guru Nanak Dev ji is not only the first guru of Sikhs; he’s the guru to the entire world. He undertook a 28,000-kilometre journey on foot and spread the message of true humanity.

11:22am: A NGO called Ecological Protection Organization launched a cleanliness campaign in Chandrapur Fort. In this campaign lasting for 200 days, people performed the task of cleaning fort, non-stop, without any fatigue and with team-work.


11:20am: I congratulate Shuttler Kidambi Srikanth for winning Denmark Open and for making India proud.

11:19am: Our athletes made the country proud. In hockey, India won the Asia Cup hockey title through its dazzling performance. After 10 years India won Asia Cup, I congratulate entire team and the support staff: PM Modi

11:18am: Ayurveda and yoga should be made part of life.

11:15am: The society needs to bring small changes in its lifestyle. The diseases which people suffered in old age earlier, have now started surfacing in the youth. The children should make it a habit of playing in open fields and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

11:13am: Sister Nivedita (a social worker and a disciple of Swami Vivekananda) was born in Ireland and was named Nivedita by Swami Vivekanda. Yesterday was her 150th birth anniversary. Through her work, she proved her mettle, she devoted herself to the improve lives of the poor. The Britishers enslaved not only us, but our minds too but Sister Nivedita helped re-establish Indian culture.

11:10am: India also trains peacekeepers of 85 nations.

11:08am: More than 18,000 Indian Army soldiers have contributed in UN peacekeeping operations. India is the third highest contributor in the UN peacekeeping missions.

11:07am: The UN declaration of Human Rights is testimony to India’s push for gender equality

11:05am: We must try to know the tales of valour of our army soldiers. They have been contributing in the peace process in the whole world: PM

11:04am: Celebrating Diwali with soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector was an unforgettable experience for me.

11:03am: Khadi for transformation has now replaced Khadi for nation and Khadi for fashion. This year on the occasion of Dhanteras, Delhi’s Khadi Gramodyog store recorded sales of Rs 1 crore.

11:01am: Chhath is one of the most devotional festivals of the country: PM

11:00am: PM Modi begins the address, talks about the importance of chhath puja.

First Published: Oct 29, 2017 10:59 IST