New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shared his thoughts through the 37th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.
The programme is being broadcasted on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and the Narendra Modi mobile application.
From the days of Khadi for Nation, we came to see Khadi for Fashion, and now the country is moving towards ‘Khadi for transformation’
* This year, there has been an increase of nearly 90 per cent in sale of handloom and Khadi products over previous year. This will have proved beneficial for the poor craftsmen
* People asked on the NM App whether they could somehow send sweets on the occasion of Diwali to the soldiers at the borders
* Celebrating Diwali with the jawans at Gurez was an unforgettable experience for me
* Not only are our soldiers safeguarding the borders, they are helping keep the peace all across the world. More than 18,000 Indian soldiers have contributed to UN Peacekeeping missions
* Currently 7,000 soldiers Indian troops are deployed with UN peacekeeping initiatives, it’s third highest in the world
* Indian women soldiers have contributed significantly to peacekeeping missions and India was first nation to send a female police unit to peacekeeping mission in Liberia
* The United Nations declaration of Human Rights is testimony to India’s push for gender equality. Article 01, which began, “All men are born free and equal in dignity and rights” was changed to “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights” due to the constant efforts of Hansa Mehta
* India has always spread the message of peace, unity and goodwill. We believe that everyone should live in harmony and move towards building a better and peaceful tomorrow
* After 10 years India won Asia Cup. I congratulate entire team and the support staff
* Young Indian players won hearts of fans during the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Future of football is bright in India
* Outdoor activities are a must for children. Elders must encourage children to move out and play in open field
* A NGO called Ecological Protection Organization launched a cleanliness campaign in Chandrapur Fort. In this campaign lasting for 200 days, people performed task of cleaning fort, non-stop, without any fatigue and with team-work. They sent me photographs with a caption- ‘Before and After’! I was overwhelmed on seeing these
In the 36th edition of Mann Ki Baat, 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.