PM Modi addresses nation in 52nd Mann Ki Baat

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on his radio program 52nd Mann Ki Baat on Sunday. Incidentally this is the first Mann Ki Baat program of 2019 and also marks the anniversary of his first-ever famous radio program.

Listen to the 52nd Mann Ki Baat here:

Now let us discuss the PM’s address in detail:

Tribute to Sri Shivakumara Swami

PM Narendra Modi began his 52nd Mann Ki Baat address by paying tributes to Sri Sri Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt who passed away on January 21. Swamiji had dedicated his entire life to social service, working for the social, educational welfare of thousands of people. PM Modi went on to add that it was a priority for Swami that people get food, shelter, education and spiritual knowledge.

70th Republic Day

PM Modi wished the nation on 70th Republic Day. He reminisced the country becoming republic in 1950.

General Election and National Voter’s Day

PM took a moment to laud the Election Commission and its officials on the scale at which the elections are held in India in his 52ndMann Ki Baat. He particularly mentioned the hard work put by election officials to conduct the polls. Mentioning the ‘National Voter’s Day’, he said that voting is not just every citizen’s constitutional right but also our strength. Modi also mentioned that the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections would be the first time where the youth of the 21st century will get a chance to vote and be an important part of the democratic process.

Homage to Netaji Subash Chandra Bose on his 121st Birth Anniversary

India grandly celebrated Netaji’s 121st birth anniversary. PM Modi inaugurated a new museum which acknowledged the contributions of the freedom fighters of India. During his recent trip to Andaman, he had hoisted the tricolour on December 30 at the same place that Netaji had 75 years ago. PM Modi mentioned in his 52ndMann Ki Baat how he had also unfurled the flag at Red Fort to mark the 75th year of the foundation Azad Hind Party. Netaji’s slogans like; ‘Dilli chalo’, ‘Tum mujhe khoon do, main tumhe azadi dunga‘ will always reverberate in every Indian’s heart, said PM Modi. There was a constant demand for the release of files related to Netaji’s death. PM Modi-led government have fulfilled the demands to make the files public.

PM Modi urged the nation’s denizens to visit the Kranti museum because it will be a life-changing experience for everyone.

In conclusion, he said, “I sincerely hope that India’s journey on the path of advancement & progress continues through 2019 too. Taking her to newer heights with her inner strengths.”

The radio podcast is being broadcasted on All India Radio (AIR) and Doordarshan, and it will simultaneously be available on AIR’s website. It is also being streamed on the YouTube channels of the Prime Minister’s Office, Information and Broadcasting Ministry, AIR and DD News, stated the report.

Mann Ki Baat will also be broadcasted in regional languages right after the Hindi broadcast and there will be a repeat at 8 PM.

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