PM Talks About India’s Independence Struggle In Mann Ki Baat


New Delhi: In his 32nd edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke on several topics, which ranged from remembering India’s freedom fighters to urging youngster to conserve environment.

He also conveyed his greeting on the start of Ramzan to people across the world.

“India’s cultural diversity is her strength. 125 crore Indians can take pride that people belonging from all communities of the world are present in India who reverberate the message of shanti (peace), ekta (unity) and sadbhavna (goodwill),” PM Modi said in his monthly radio show.

“People from all over India were imprisoned in the cellular jail. Veer Savarkar’s role in India’s freedom movement cannot be forgotten. His book ‘Mazi Janmathep’ gives insights about his struggle for freedom when he was imprisoned in the cellular jail,” he said while paying tribute to Veer Savarkar.

He also talked about the conservation of environment.

“Our ancestors conserved nature, we must show the same compassion towards future generations,” he said.

Stressing on the need of cleanliness in our society, the Prime Minister said, “We must focus on waste management.”

“We shouldn’t see this garbage as waste but wealth. And once we start doing that we would be able to find out several innovative ways of waste management,” he said.

Lauding the “clean India” campaign, he said, “Swachhata has become a mass movement today. It has generated a spirit of competitiveness between the cities. Media too has played a vital role in furthering the message of cleanliness.”

In the last episode of the programme, the Prime Minister touched up on several issues, including the VIP culture in the country. He had called on people to get rid of the VIP culture from their minds and asserted that the concept of New India is EPI (Every Person is Important). He also encouraged students to try new things during their summer vacations. PM Modi also urged people to make provisions to help birds and animals quench their thirst during the summers.

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