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The Mann Ki Baat Program which commenced on 3 October 2014, completed its 106th episode today where the PM focused on opportunities for youth, Atmanirbhar Bharat and other aspects of nation-building.
Highlights from Today’s Mann Ki Baat Program
Vocal For Local
In his 106th edition of the Mann Ki Baat program, Prime Minister Modi pushed for local products in this festive atmosphere. He emphasized that “Vocal for Local” should be the top priority of every Indian. The call for “Vocal for Local” will help many small-scale industries to grow and expand which will be beneficial for India. India is a diverse country and different regions have expertise in different products. This will benefit the weavers, handicraft artisans, craftsmen, farmers and others who are associated with the product in a small way. This will make India self-reliant (Atmanirbhar Bharat) which is the primary objective. Through this, we can also take our local products to the global stage.
Vocal for Local means to believe, promote, consume and grow Indian brands so that they become a strong competition to the foreign brands. This will also boost our Make In India initiative. Through the Mann ki Baat Program, the PM insisted that while buying products we should take a selfie with the concerned person and upload it in the Namo App. He also stressed on making digital payments instead of traditional payments through cash. The PM also mentioned that this year on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti the Khadi had record-breaking sales in Delhi. The Vocal for Local is purely for Indians by Indians.
Mann Ki Baat stressed on the Youth of the nation
The Prime Minister stressed that the country’s youth has a significant role in nation-building. They are the future and they should be provided with ample opportunities. To fulfill this motive, the Mera Yuva Bharat platform will be launched on 31 October which coincides with the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.
In his Mann Ki Baat radio broadcast the PM said that the youth should register in MYBharat.Gov.in to avail all benefits. This will be a unique effort to integrate youth power to play an active role in building a developed India. It will also harness the energy of India’s youth to take part in the developmental activities aimed at the progress of the nation. Since India has a strong youth demographic profile this initiative will assist the youth and will be a step forward for the progress of our nation.
TRIBUTE TO FORMER LEADERS IN TODAY’S MANN KI BAAT PROGRAM
In the Mann Ki Baat Program, the PM paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi whose death anniversary is on 31 October.
He poured his heartfelt tribute to Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel whose birth anniversary is on 31 October. This day is celebrated as Unity Day. His unwavering commitment to unifying India by integrating 560 princely states into the Indian Union remains unparalleled. This accomplishment was instrumental in preserving India’s territorial integrity and was fundamental in laying the foundation of a unified and cohesive nation. His indomitable spirit, political acumen and strong determination earned him the title of The Iron Man of India. On his birth anniversary, various programs would be held in Gujarat in front of the Statue of Unity and also at Kartavya Path in New Delhi.
In this month’s Mann Ki Program, the PM mentioned Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat when he spoke about Sivakumari and A.K. Perumal who with their writings have shown that literature can play a vital role in unifying India. This year also marks the end of Amrit Kaal and to commemorate this various programs will be held across India. The Mann Ki Program is held on the last Sunday of every month where the PM addresses tha nation on various issues through the All India Radio, DD News and DD National. Its purpose is to have a direct connection with the citizens on the issues of day-to-day governance.