Mann Ki Baat LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 72nd edition of ‘Mann ki Baat’, the last of the year 2020.  “How would you sum up the year gone by? What do you look forward to the most in 2021? Share this, and more in the final #MannKiBaat of 2020 on 27th December. Write on MyGov, NaMo App or record your message on 1800-11-7800,” PM Modi had tweeted.Also Read - Delhi-Dehradun Economic Corridor: You Will Soon Reach Delhi From Dehradun in Just 2.5 Hours | All You Need to Know

His address to the nation comes amid threat from protesting farmers to bang thalis. “On December 27, PM (Narendra) Modi will speak in ‘Mann ki Baat’ but we want to appeal to all of you to bang utensils till the time the PM is speaking”, said the farmers unions. Also Read - BSF Celebrates 57th Raising Day, To Exchange Sweets With Pakistan On Attari-Wagah Border

Here are the highlights from his address:  Also Read - 'No Data' on Farmers' Deaths, So No Question of Financial Aid: Government

11:30 AM: When I look at India’s youth, I feel elated and reassured. I feel so because my country’s youth has ‘Can Do’ approach and the spirit of ‘Will Do’. No challenge is too big for them. Nothing is beyond their reach, said PM Modi. 

11:20 AM: During this corona time, innovative methods that teachers adopted are invaluable; I request all teachers to upload these course materials on Diksha Portal of Education ministry. This will help students who are staying in far-flung areas.

11:15 AM: In India, between 2014 and 2018, the number of leopards has risen by more than 60%; in 2014, the number was about 7,900, whereas in 2019, it increased to 12,852, said PM 

11:15 AM: PM Modi urged people to prepare a list; whatever items they use throughout the day, analyze them, think of things manufactured abroad that have permeated into their lives unknowingly – “Let us find out their substitute”, PM Modi pitched for the use of products manufactured in the country.

11:13 AM: A huge change has begun in the minds of people of the country – that too within a year; even economists would not be able to assess it on their parameters. This is the opportune moment to work with the ethos of ‘Zero Effect, Zero Defect’; I urge manufacturers and industry leaders of the country – it is time to ensure that our products meet global standard, said PM

11:12 AM: May our country touch newer heights in 2021; may India’s image in the world strengthen further, said PM

11:11 AM: Due to corona, the world faced numerous hurdles in terms of supply chain but we learnt a new lesson with every crisis; the country was blessed with newer capabilities, said PM 

11:05 AM: Friends, numerous letters written by you are there in front of me. The suggestions you sent on Mygov too are there. Many have expressed themselves over the phone. Most of the messages comprise experiences of the year gone by and resolutions for 2021, said PM

11:00 AM: PM Modi begins his address. The prime minister said he received a wide range of inputs for this month’s MannKiBaat