Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi to deliver 50th episode today

ANI | Updated: Nov 25, 2018 06:11 IST

New Delhi [India], Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the 50th edition of Mann Ki Baat radio programme on Sunday.
Today's broadcast becomes all the more special as it will be the 50th episode of the monthly programme.
He will be sharing his thoughts on various issues, with the people spread all across the country and the world through All India Radio broadcast starting 11 AM today.
The Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast by Prime Minister Narendra Modi started months after him assuming the prime minister's office. The first episode of the monthly radio programme was broadcasted on October 2014. The highlight of this episode was Prime Minister Modi's insistence on the usage of Khadi products, which subsequently boosted the sale of such products by over 100%.
The last episode of Mann Ki Baat programme was aired on October 28. During that day's address, Prime Minister Modi outlined the IT for society initiative for promoting selfless service, acknowledged the contribution of Sardar Patel for uniting India and also paid homage to army soldiers and their families on the occasion of Infantry day.
As the last address was broadcasted days before the festival of Diwali, Prime Minister Modi has also urged people to buy indigenous products in order to support countrymen. He had also requested farmers to give up the practice of stubble burning in order to curb air pollution.
In the past, American President Barack Obama had also joined Prime Minister Modi in Mann Ki Baat address episode broadcasted on January 2015. The former United State's president had shared personal stories and gave insights over what it takes to achieve life goals.
The toll-free telephone lines were also introduced in September 2015 for connecting more people, especially the differently abled to connect with the radio programme.
The 50th episode of this monthly programme will be broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan. It is also live streamed on official YouTube channels of the Prime Minister's Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry. (ANI)