Mann Ki Baat LIVE: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat. PM Modi paid his tributes to the jawans as nation was observing the 21st anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil war. Also Read - PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme Reaches 7.03 Lakh Farmers In Bengal, Mamata Accuses Centre Of Dilly-Dallying Funds

“On Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember the courage and determination of our armed forces, who steadfastly protected our nation in 1999. Their valour continues to inspire generations. Will speak more about this during today’s Mann Ki Baat, which begins shortly”, PM Modi tweeted earlier in the day. Also Read - Times Group Chairperson Indu Jain Dies, PM Modi Expresses Grief

Notably, the Kargil war was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian soldiers pushed back Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country’s Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks in Kargil. Also Read - PM Kisan Samman Nidhi 8th Installment Date 2021: Modi Releases ₹19,000 Cr to More Than 9.5 Crore Farmers | Step-by-step Guide to Check Balance

The day is observed as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory.

In his last Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi on June 28 had said that there could be any number of challenges but our country’s history shows that it [India] has always overcome them.

“There could be any number of challenges but our history shows that we have always overcome them. We have emerged stronger after challenges.”

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  • 11:38 AM IST

    Mann Ki Baat LIVE: PM Modi concludes his address.

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    Mann ki Baat LIVE: Speaking of 15th August which would have already arrived before the next Mann Ki Baat PM Modi said,”This year the Independance Day celebrations in the midst of the pandemic will be in very different circumstances. Lets take a pledge from the pandemic this I-day.Take a resolve for self-reliant India, a resolve to learn and teach something new.”
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    Mann ki Baat LIVE: Many areas of states like Bihar and Assam are having to deal with a series of difficulties due to floods. On the one hand, we have corona and on the other we have this challenge.

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    Mann ki Baat LIVE: PM Modi hails efforts of groups in various states including Bihar, Jharkhand and northeast to promote local products during COVID-19 pandemic. “Raksha Bandhan is approaching. I have seen that many people and organisations are running initiatives to celebrate the festival in a different manner. Many are linking it to ‘Vocal for Local’ & that is right”, said PM.

  • 11:31 AM IST

    Mann ki Baat LIVE: PM Modi interacted with students who successfully passed the board exams 2020.

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    Mann Ki Baat LIVE: PM Modi asserted that the correct approach, a positive approach always goes a long way in transforming distressing times into opportunities, adversities into triggers of development and progress.

  • 11:17 AM IST
    Mann Ki Baat LIVE: “There are times when masks cause inconvenience, one feels like removing them from the face- especially during a conversation. When a mask is required the most, we tend to remove it. On one hand, we have to fight battle against Corona with awareness & vigilance; on the other, whatever our responsibilities, through sheer perseverance..business, jobs or studies. we have to lend pace to it, taking it to greater heights”, said PM Modi
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    Mann Ki Baat LIVE: PM Modi also talked about surging coronavirus cases across the country saying that threat of COVID-19 is not over yet. It is spreading fast many areas, we need to remain vigilant.