New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the country on the 53rd episode of his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat at 11 AM today. The program was broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and also on the Narendra Modi (NaMo) mobile application from 11 AM. The monthly radio programme was also streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News.
Soon after the Hindi broadcast, AIR would broadcast the programme in regional languages. The regional language versions will also be repeated at 8 PM.
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 aired on October 2014.
In his last Mann ki Baat on Jan 27, a day before Republic Day, the PM spoke about the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections and praised the Election Commission of India (ECI) for strengthening the democracy. He had also urged youngsters to register themselves as voters this year, if they are eligible.
PM Modi also talked about Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore, his painting, poet Ravidas – whose jayanti was around the corner. Apart from these, he also spoke on ‘Khelo India’ and how it has been transforming the youth and paving way for a ‘New India’.