New Delhi, July 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat radio programme will be aired in Bangladesh. It will be for the first times that Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast in a foreign country. All India Radio is all set to air Modi’s Mann Ki Baat adress on its Bangla language service channel Akashvani Maitree from July onwards.Also Read - Maharashtra Rains: Red Alert for Six Rain-Hit Districts, Extremely Heavy Showers Expected; NDRF Deployed
PM Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat radio programme is aired in English and several regional language of India on All India Radio on last Sunday of every month. For the first times, Mann Ki Baat will be translated into Bangla language and aired in Bangladesh. Besides that, PM Modi will also answer the questions of Bangladeshi citizen in his radio address. (ALSO READ: Mann ki Baat: From Emergency to Democracy, 5 important things PM Modi said in his monthly radio programme) Also Read - Maharashtra Rain: 2 Dead in Landslide, PM Modi Reviews Situation With CM Uddhav Thackeray | Top Developments
According to a report of the Economic Times, All India Radio’s Akashvani Maitree has initiated the process to tie up with local Bangladeshi FM channels to increase its outreach in the neighbour country. In his Mann Ki Baat address, which will be broadcast in Bangladesh, PM Modi is expected to about Indo-Bangladesh “relationship and friendship”. The motive behind the initiative is to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. Also Read - TMC Martyr's Day: Mamata Banerjee Tells Regional Parties To Oust BJP, Pitches For United Opposition
Besides airing Mann Ki Baat, the Akashvani Maitree is also planning to hold discussion to cultivate India’s image as that of a “friendly state”. It will also highlight India’s role in the formation of Bangladesh. The channel will be inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee in July at an event where West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will also be present. The programmes on the channel will begin with recitation of “Banglar Mukh Ami Dekhechi” by actor Soumitra Chatterjee, followed by a Bhatiyali song ‘Ganga Amar Ma’ sung by Usha Uthup.
A programme called ‘Solo Ana Bangalee’ (quintessential Bengali) will have celebrities, authors, artists and intellectuals from both the countries narrating their stories of success. For students, there will be a discussion panel called ‘Campus E Adda’, where university students from the two sides will participate.