Last Update: In the 13th edition of the Mann Ki Baat programme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke about a variety of issues. The key issues he addressed in the programme were cleanliness, corruption and India South Africa relations. Modi also annlounced that the government had completed the process of doing away with interviews in low ranking jobs and that the changes will come into effect from January 1, 2016. Modi also spoke about Dalits, saying that the state and central government were all for encouraging Dalit and tribal students through scholarships. Modi also said that India is characterised by diversity and that we should take pride in this diversity. Modi also said that “Shanti, Sadbhavana and Ekta” are key to progress.Also Read - PM Narendra Modi Hails Wrestler Ravi Dahiya For Winning Silver Medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020

11:30: I wish to thank the media for their efforts towards a clean India: PM Narendra Modi addressing the nation on radio through “Mann Ki Baat”. The naming of a remote village in the north east’s Meghalaya, as the cleanest village in Asia, is what gives me the confidence that our country will surely be clean with the efforts of our countrymen. Also Read - PM Narendra Modi speaks to Skipper Manpreet Singh, Coach Graham Reid After Olympic Hockey Bronze; Applauds Hard Work

11:25: I want to extend my thanks to all those MPs who made efforts in the Adarsh Gram programme and for the dedication they have shown. Also Read - Narendra Modi to Shah Rukh Khan: India Celebrate Men's Hockey Team Historic Bronze Medal at Tokyo Olympics

11: 20: Governemnt of India, especially HRD Ministry launched a novel programme; in all CBSE schools, essay & poetry competitions were held. Over 1600 schools within & outside India participated in competitions; Children wrote in support of stronger India Africa relations. I want to narrate a poem which I particularly liked and which has been written by one such student.

11: 15: India Africa relations are very deep, great similarities between us. India is contributing towards human resources development & capacity building & more than 25,000 African students are studying in India. More than 27 Lakh Indians are living in African countries.

11:10: Some girls from Kerala asked me to talk about organ donation. Devesh from Delhi called, shared the same sentiment. Organ donation is an important issue. Need for kidneys, heart & livers is high but less number of transplants happen. Today I can say for sure that Tamil Nadu leads in the number of organ transplants.

11:05: India and South Africa are playing the 5th ODI today. The match has been named Gandhi Mandela match. Both teams won 2 matches so it’ll be an interesting match, my best wishes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation shortly through his Mann Ki Baat programme. The 13th edition of PM Modi’s Mann Ki Baat will be aired on All India Radio (AIR). The programme will also be telecast on television channels DD National, DD News, DD Bharti and DD India. We at India.com also give you live updates on Pm Modi’s Mann Ki Baat. Also Read: Live Streaming of Narendra Modi Mann Ki Baat: Listen PM Modi’s speech live on All India Radio (AIR) today at 11.00 am IST

Mann Ki Baat broadcast will be aired in regional languages for people across the country tonight at 8.00 pm IST. The subject of the coming ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has not be revealed. You can hear Mann Ki Baat programme on your mobile phones, through the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App’. You can hear live streaming of Mann Ki Baat at India.com clicking here.

The programme was started with the aim of starting a channel of communication between the commom masses and the Prime Minister of the country. Through the programme, Modi voices his thoughts about several current and contemporary issues and explains his vision for the nation. The PM also invites listeners to participate by sending in the messages that they would like the PM to deliver to Indians and also shares those messages. There are several ways of accessing the aired programme. The All India Radio hosted broadcast can be accessed here. The official website of the PM, also hosts the broadcast over here. The soundcloud of the programme can be accessed over here.