On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation in the 32nd episode of his monthly radio programme, Mann Ki Baat.
As he spoke, he extended his greetings to the Muslim community on the occasion of Ramzan. He also paid tributes to freedom fighter Veer Savarkar on his birth anniversary. He added that India is proud of its religious diversity and people of all religion live freely.
“India’s diversity is our strength. We are proud that people from all faiths live in India in a harmonious manner.” said the Prime Minister.
While addressing the youth PM Modi said, “I am happy to see youngsters are taking interest in lives of our freedom fighters, who spent their lives in jail. Veer Savarkar ji spent time at the ‘Kaala Pani’ and there he wrote a lot. People from all over India were imprisoned in the Cellular Jail. Veer Savarkar ji‘s role in India’s freedom movement cannot be forgotten. His book ‘Mazi Janmathep’ gives insights about his struggle from freedom when he was imprisoned in the cellular jail.”
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Encouraging Indians to take up Yoga, the PM said, “In a short time, the International Yoga Day has spread all across the globe: PM. My countrymen, June 21 has become known the world over as Yoga Day.”
Calling Yoga a gift from India to the world PM said, “Two days ago, I wrote to leaders of all countries on the topic of Yoga. I received an interesting suggestion – this is the 3rd International Yoga Day, so on that day three generations of the same family should practise yoga today and that photo must be uploaded to social media.”
Urging families to send him pictures of three generations of the same family practising yoga together, PM Modi requested Indians to join him in this effort.
Speaking about cleanliness he said, “Garbage should not be treated like waste. Waste management must be taken up in the country.”
“On June 5, various districts across India will get special garbage bins to segregate liquid and solid waste and waste that can be used for agriculture compost”, he added.
Notably, during his last address, PM Modi spoke of issues like the VIP culture and the need to bridge the rich-poor divide. This is the first Mann Ki Baat address since the release of ‘Mann Ki Baat: A Social Revolution on Radio’, a book that compiles all of Modi’s radio addresses.