New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the 52nd edition of Mann Ki Baat radio programme on Sunday, January 27. Today’s broadcast becomes all the more special as it comes a day after India celebrated its 70th Republic Day. The program will broadcast on the entire network of All India Radio (AIR), Doordarshan and also on the Narendra Modi (NaMo) mobile application from 11 AM.

Besides, the monthly radio programme will also be streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News. The programme’s streaming will also be available on AIR’s official website www.allindiaradio.gov.in.

Soon after the Hindi broadcast, AIR will broadcast the programme in regional languages. The regional language versions will also be repeated at 8 PM.

Here’s What to Expect

As the 52nd episode of Mann Ki Baat comes a day after Republic Day 2019, the Prime Minister is likely to extend wishes to the nation on the occasion. He may also congratulate the country as Oxford dictionaries on Saturday declared ‘Nari Shakti’ as the Hindi word for the year 2018. The Republic Day 2019 parade witnessed a dazzling display of ‘Nari Shakti’ on Saturday as an all-women contingent of the Assam Rifles created history by marching down the Rajpath while a woman officer performed a bike stunt as part of the daredevils for the first time.

PM Modi may also speak on former President Pranab Mukherjee, Bharatiya Jana Sangh leader Nanaji Deshmukh and singer Bhupen Hazarika’s name announced for the country’s highest civilian award Bharat Ratna, being conferred after a gap of four years.

The PM may also touch upon the presentation of Interim Budget 2019 on February 1 during the Budget session of Parliament, scheduled to be held from January 31 to February 13.

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.