New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation on Sunday through the 38th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann ki Baat’.
Interestingly, Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah listened in to the programme, along with party workers, at a booth in the Dariyapur Assembly constituency in Gujarat.
In his last ‘Mann Ki Baat’ address, Prime Minister Modi emphasised that families needed to pay closer attention to the health of their children, given the declining status of immunity among the younger generation, largely due to the “lifestyle disorder.”
Here are the live updates:
*The Prime Minister observed that today marks the Constitution Day of the country and remembered Dr. BR Ambedkar, the Father of Indian Constitution. ‘It is a day to remember Baba Saheb’, he said.
*Constitution is an embodiment of unity, the PM said.
*The PM also paid tributes to the martyrs and victims of the 2008 Mumbai attacks. “We salute all those brave women and men who lost their lives in the gruesome 26/11 attacks in Mumbai,” he added.
*”For over 4 decades, India has been raising the issue of terror. Initially the world did not take us seriously but now the world is realising the destructive aspects of terrorism,” the PM said.
*The Prime Minister said that terrorism is a global challenge. “Terrorism challenges humanity,” he said.
*Lauding the young generation, the PM said, ‘Youth is aware of nation’s issues”.
*The Prime Minister also heaped praises on the Indian Navy, saying that it has served the country with “great diligence” and has “served the humanity in times of crisis.”
*”I am very glad to see that my farmer brothers have come forward to implement suggestions made in soil health card. Farmers realised that proper soil care is needed to increase production & that if we take care of our soil, it will also care for us,” the PM said.
* PM Modi also extended greetings on the occasion of Prophet Mohammad’s birth anniversay, ‘Eid e Milad un Nabi’, which will be celebrated in a few days.