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  • 11:31 AM IST

    Gandhi ji ne jo baatein humein batayi hain woh aaj bhi relevant hain. Agar hum sankalp karen ki Bapu ke raaste par chalen- jitna chal sake chalein – toh usse badi sharadhanjali kya ho sakti hai? On 30th January we observe the Punya Tithi of Bapu. His ideals are extremely relevant today: PM

  • 11:31 AM IST

    Talking about Republic Day, PM Narendra Modi says the highlight of the parade was the Daredevil BSF bikers Seema Bhawani contingent comprising all women participants.

  • 11:28 AM IST

    Laxmikutty is a teacher in Kerala’s Kallar and still resides in a hut made of palm leaves in a tribal tract amidst dense forests. She prepares 500 types of herbal medicines from her memory. She was been conferred with Padma Shree award: PM Modi

  • 11:27 AM IST

    You must have heard name of Arvind Gupta ji who was conferred with Padma Shree award. He, spent all his life creating toys for children from waste. We have honoured those who may not be seen in big cities but have done transformative work for society: PM Modi.

  • 11:21 AM IST

    I am sure you all felt proud after reading about the Padma Awards. We have honoured those who may not be seen in big cities but have done transformative work for society: PM

  • 11:19 AM IST

    Mangesh, a resident from Maharashtra shared a touching photograph on the NM Mobile App, of an elderly person and a young child taking part in the movement to clean the Morna river. Mission Clean Morna River is a wonderful initiative, where people came together to clean the river: PM Modi.

  • 11:18 AM IST

    But now that he’s (Darshan) come to know of the Jan Aushadhi Kendra, he has begun purchasing medicines from there and expenses have been reduced by about 75%. He has expressed that I mention this in Mann Ki Baat, so that it reaches the maximum number of people and they can benefit. Jan Aushadhi Kendras opened throughout the country to ensure quality and affordable healthcare for the poor: PM

  • 11:16 AM IST

    Darshan from Mysore, Karnataka has written on My Gov. He was undergoing an expenditure of six thousand rupees a month on medicines for the treatment of his father. Earlier, he wasn’t aware of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana.

  • 11:13 AM IST

    In our country, there have been unending endeavours against social ills and evil practices, both individually & collectively. In order to uproot social ills in Bihar, world’s longest human chain spanning over 13,000 kilometers was formed to spread awareness about evils of Dowry and child marriage. So many people joined the chain: PM

  • 11:13 AM IST

    I want to appreciate the women of Dantewada in Chhattisgarh. This is a Maoist affected area but the women there are operating e-rickshaws. This is creating opportunities, it is also changing the face of the region and is also environment friendly: PM

New Delhi, Jan 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation at 11 am through his first ‘Mann ki Baat’ of 2018 on Sunday . This was the 40th edition of his monthly radio programme, which was broadcast on All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and also on the Narendra Modi mobile application. It was streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and DD News. Also Read - Vaccine Strategy to be Chalked Out Soon, States Must Start Working on Cold Storage Facilities: PM Modi

In his first Mann Ki Baat of 2018, PM Modi is expected to raise issues ranging from Padmaavat violence. The PM is likely to speak on the Budget Session of Parliament. Notably, the Budget for the financial year 2018-19 will be tabled on February 1. Also Read - Supreme Court Snubs Tej Bahadur's Plea Challenging PM Modi's Lok Sabha Contest From Varanasi

On 19 January, while replying to Modi’s invitation asking for suggestions for his first Mann Ki Baat radio address of 2018, Congress president Rahul Gandhi had asked him to come out with plans to create jobs, push the Chinese out of Dokalam and measures to stop rapes in Haryana. Also Read - From Lockdown to Vaccine Distribution, Third Wave of COVID to Pollution Crisis: What Transpired at PM-CMs Meeting?

Dear Narendra Modi, since you’ve requested some ideas for your MannKiBaat monologue, tell us about how you plan to:

1. Get our youth JOBS
2. Get the Chinese out of DHOKA-LAM
3. Stop the RAPES in Haryana.

In his 39th edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’ on December 31, Modi had said, “A cleanliness survey will be conducted from January 4 to March 10, 2018, to evaluate achievements in the cleanliness level in our urban areas.”