Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing radio programme "Mann Ki Baat" almost a month after he returned to power. This is PM Modi's first Mann ki Baat programme in his second consecutive term as the Prime Minister. Union Home Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah is scheduled to listen to the radio programme with other party workers at the Kakrola stadium in New Delhi's Dwarka.
On June 15, PM Modi said the Mann ki Baat programme was going to resume on June 30 at 11:00 am in a tweet. "30th June, Sunday at 11:00 AM...We will meet once again, thanks to the radio, share joy, positivity and celebrate the collective strength of 130 crore Indians. I am sure you have lots to say for #MannKiBaat. Share it on the NaMo App Open Forum," tweeted Modi.
Here's are the live updates on PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' show:
- I was missing the joy of Mann ki Baat in the hustle bustle of elections, PM Modi said.
- PM Modi said, "I just used my words, my voice and that is why I was not missing the programme. I was missing you. I was undergoing a bout of emptiness."
- This Sunday (June 30) has made me wait so much.
- A lot of citizens also wrote to me that they miss Mann Ki Baat.
- If people share their problems, they also share ways to overcome those problems be it lack of cleanliness or aspects like environmental degradation.
- #MannKiBaat is enriched by many letters and emails that come. But, these are not ordinary letters.
- I have never received a letter related to Mann Ki Baat where people are asking me for something that is for themselves.
- People talk about the larger interest of our nation and society.
- When I had said in February that I will meet you again in a few months, people said I am overconfident. However, I always had faith in the people of India.
- PM Modi said, "When Emergency was imposed, resistance against it was not limited to the political arena or politicians; the movement was not curtailed to the confines of prison cells. There was an outrage in the conscience of one and all."
- Why PM Modi went to Kedarnath?
"Amidst the hectic election schedule, many people had asked me why I went to Kedarnath. For me, it was an opportunity to meet myself. In a way, I undertook the journey to meet my inner self. I shall not reveal other things today, but I certainly want to tell you that perhaps in that solitary cave, I got an opportunity to fill up the vacuum caused due to the long pause that Mann ki Baat had to go through."
- Democracy is a part of our culture and ethos.
- On Mann ki Baat, PM Modi said that the scale of our electoral process makes every Indian proud. "I congratulate Election Commission and every person connected with the electioneering process and salute the aware voters of India," said PM Modi.
- CRPF personnel listening to PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat in Jammu
- PM Modi brings up 'water crisis', makes 3 requests
My 3 requests:— PMO India (@PMOIndia) June 30, 2019
Appeal to all Indians, including eminent people from all walks of life to create awareness on water conservation.
Share knowledge of traditional methods of water conservation.
If you know about any individuals or NGOs working on water, do share about them: PM
- PM Modi on 'Yoga Day'
"Once again, Yoga Day was celebrated together with fervour and enthusiasm, there were instances of three-four generations of each family coming together to participate on Yoga Day. Yoga was not just practised everywhere, but was also celebrated collectively."
- Will meet again next month, says PM Modi.