The skill has been developed by Asian News International (ANI), India's premier multimedia news agency, which is based in New Delhi with news bureaus across India. ANI provides Indian news content for broadcasters and newspapers across the world.
Mann ki Baat is a unique initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to reach out to masses across the country through the medium of radio. The Prime Minister, through his radio address, aims to connect with the common man on a regular basis, inform them about government initiatives, and also seek their support in nation-building and governance.
The topics range from government initiatives such as the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, demonetisation and Digital India to issues such as drug abuse and dealing with exam stress that concerns the youth.
The Mann ki Baat, powered by ANI skill, is available on all devices with Amazon Alexa such as Amazon Echo, Echo Dot,Echo Plus and Alexa-enabled-smart speakers such as Harman Kardon Allure and Eufy Genie.
Users can listen to all 36 previous episodes that have been aired since January 2015, using simple voice commands.
"We are heading to a future where voice has the potential to become a primary way of engaging with technology around us. We are thrilled to make Mann ki Baat available as a skill and offer listeners a new way to hear the Prime Minister's address. Currently, users can listen to any of the previous editions of Mann ki Baat starting from January, 2015," said Ishaan Prakash, Editor, Live Operations, ANI.
"In case you miss the upcoming live edition of Mann ki Baat on 28th January, you can hear it on your Echo device within a few hours of the broadcast," he added.
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