While speaking at the 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the spirit of all citizens, calling them an inspiration, and saying that the show has become a festival of goodness and positivity. He stated that the monthly programme, during its journey of 100 episodes, featured stories of exceptional individuals from many sectors and became an agent of change in society.
PM Modi addressed the centenary episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, saying, “Many a time while reading your letters, I got emotional, got carried away in emotions and then also composed myself. You have congratulated me on the 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, but I say this from the core of my heart, in fact, all of you, the listeners of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, our countrymen, deserve congratulations. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of crores of Indians, it is the expression of their feelings”.
“October 3, 2014, was the festival of Vijaya Dashami and all of us together started the journey of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on the day of Vijaya Dashami. It is the festival of victory of good over evil. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has also become a unique festival of goodness and positivity of the countrymen. A festival that comes every month, keenly awaited by all of us. We celebrate positivity and people’s participation in this,” he added.
In his 100th episode of ‘Mann Ki Baat,’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that every Indian became an inspiration for another through the monthly radio programme, adding that each episode of the popular show “prepared the ground for the next one.” “In every episode, the spirit of service and capability of the countrymen have inspired others. In this program, every countryman becomes an inspiration to other countrymen. In a way, every episode of Mann Ki Baat prepares the ground for the next episode. ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has always moved ahead with goodwill, the spirit of service and the sense of duty,” PM Modi stated. He added, “This positivity will take the country forward in the Azadi Ka Amritkaal, will take her to new heights and I am happy that the beginning made by ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is becoming a new tradition in the country today. A tradition in which we see the spirit of everyone’s effort”.
PM Modi stated that tourism is growing rapidly in the country and that in order for the industry to thrive, natural resources must be kept clean. “Today tourism is growing fast in the country. Be it our natural resources, be it rivers, mountains, ponds or our pilgrimage sites, it is important to keep them clean. This will help the tourism industry a lot. Along with cleanliness in tourism, we have also discussed the Incredible India movement often. Through this movement, for the first time, people came to know about such places, which were just in their neighbourhood,” he mentioned.
Prime Minister Modi added, “I always say that before going abroad for tourism, we must visit at least 15 tourist destinations of our country and these destinations should not be from the state where you reside, they must be from any other state outside your state. Similarly, we have continuously talked about serious topics like clean Siachen, single-use plastic and e-waste. Today, this effort of ‘Mann Ki Baat’ is important in solving environmental issues about which the whole world is concerned”.
He further stated that in his journey of 100 episodes, ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has featured stories of creative persons from promoting Atmanirbhar Bharat to Make in India and Space start-ups. He went on to say that there are many bright people in the country who have achieved great success through hard effort, and that this project has served as a vehicle for bringing those people and their products to the forefront.