Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the country through his Mann ki Baat radio programme, that completes its third anniversary today.
In his address, PM Modi said he uses the platform to reflect the views and aspirations of the people of India rather than expressing his own thoughts.
He said he had kept the programme, that is aired on the last Sunday of every month, away from politics and had tried to connect with the people without getting swayed by the (political) “heat” and “anger” that may prevail at any particular time.
In the 36th episode of the radio broadcast, PM Modi expressed confidence that social scientists, universities, research scholars and media experts would conduct an analysis of the programme and highlight its positives and negatives.
“(Through the programme) I got a unique opportunity of connecting with the people and knowing their feelings, wishes,
aspirations and even complaints and I never said that this is my ‘Mann Ki Baat’ (my voice),” he said.
PM Modi also pitched for a clean India again, lauding Kashmiri youth Bilal Dar for cleaning up the Wular lake in north Kashmir.
He also congratulated Lt. Swati Mahadik and Lt. Nidhi Dubey, widows of martyrs, on joining the Indian Army.