PM Modi returns to monthly radio broadcasts Mann Ki Baat, water crisis tops agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned back to his monthly radio addresses after a short election break. Mr. Modi said, “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”.

Here are the highlights of Mr. Modi’s first address after the mega election victory.

— “For Mann Ki Baat, I receive so many letters and telephone-calls but there are hardly any elements of complain. Also, in the last five years, I haven’t come across any letter where people demand anything for themselves. Can you imagine such a thing? People writing letters to the Prime Minister demanding nothing for themselves! Such is the greatness of crores of countrymen.”

— “In the 2019 general elections of India, over 61 crore people voted. The number may seem small but if, barring China, we take the world into perspective, then it is more than population of any country in the world. The number of voters who voted in 2019 Lok Sabha elections is almost double the population of American and more than the population of entire Europe.”

— “Over the last few months, so many people have written about water related issues. I am happy to see greater awareness on water conservation… I wrote a letter to Gram Pradhans on the importance of water conservation and how to take steps to create awareness on the subject across rural India. There is no fixed way to conserve water. In different parts, different methods may be adopted but the aim is same – to conserve every drop of water.”

Apart from thanking people on being voted back to power, Mr. Modi’s address mostly revolved around the  issue of water crisis, asking citizens to find ways to save water. His message comes at a time when South Indian state of Tamil Nadu was reeling under acute water crisis. To add to woes, a delayed monsoon and extreme temperatures worsened the situation.

About Mann Ki Baat 

Indian programme hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in which he addresses the people of the nation on All India Radio, DD National and DD News. Mr. Modi talks about taboo in society, he encourages good work done by Indian to improve society and country as a whole, he also cites examples of achievers in various fields.

The first Mann Ki Baat programme was broadcast on the occasion of Vijayadashami on 3 October 2014. Former President of the United States was a part of the January edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, which was aired on 27 January 2015. Obama had arrived in India to be a part of the Republic Day Parade.

Source : Various