In the 74th edition of his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi encouraged people to use indigenous products to promote India’s policy of self reliance. “When people feel proud of indigenous products then Aatmanirbhar Bharat does not just remain economic programme but becomes national spirit,” PM Modi said.
He also shared examples of individuals who were striving for self-reliant India in the truest sense. He said that India has to launch Made in India’s products in every field to raise the heads with pride.
Many people from across the country are contributing to ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. Like, Pramod ji, from Bettiah, who was working in a LED blub factory in Delhi, understood the process of bulb production & started a small LED blubs manufacturing unit at this native place. Aatmanirbhar Bharat is not merely a Government efforts. It is the national spirit of India.
On the occasion of National Science Day, PM Modi also highlighted the importance of science in building a self reliant India. He dedicated the day to the work of esteemed scientist Dr CV Raman and his discovery of the ‘Raman Effect’. “Our youth should read a lot about Indian scientists and understand the history of Indian science,” he said.
Responding to a listener’s question about his biggest regrets as Chief Minister of Gujarat and later as Prime Minister, PM Modi said that he often feels bad that he could not learn Tamil, the “world’s most ancient language”. “It is a beautiful language that is prominent around the world. Many people have told me about the quality of literature and poetry written in Tamil,” he said.
During this month of ‘Magh’, Haridwar is hosting Kumbha this year. On March 22, World Water Day will be celebrated.
We must understand our responsibility towards water conservation. In a few days, the Jal Shakti Ministry will launch a campaign ‘Catch the Rain’. Its slogan is ‘Catch the Rain, where it falls when it falls’. This is the best time to think about water conservation in the summer months ahead .Water has been crucial for the development of humankind for centuries, PM Modi said.
PM Modi to begin his address at 11 am. It will be broadcast live on state-run All India Radio. The programme will also be streamed live on the YouTube channels of AIR, PMO and the official channel of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
On February 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had invited people of the country to share their inspiring stories in the field of art, culture, and tourism. “Through inspiring examples, January’s #MannKiBaat highlighted diverse topics ranging from art, culture, tourism and agri innovation. Would love to hear more such motivating anecdotes for the programme in February, which will take place on the 28th,” PM Modi tweeted and shared a link for the people inviting ideas for the next ‘Mann Ki Baat’.
In the last Mann Ki Baat in January, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appealed to the countrymen to write about freedom fighters and stories of their struggle to mark the country’s 75th Independence Day this year.