Mann Ki Baat, August 25, 2019: PM Narendra Modi Greets People of Nation on Krishna Janmashtami, Says ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ Fortnight to Begin on September 11; Key Highlights
File Image of Narendra Modi addressing nation via Mann Ki Baat | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, August 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed his monthly radio broadcast "Mann Ki Baat" at 11 am. This is the Prime Minister's third radio programme since he was re-elected for a second term in May. The Prime Minister extended his greetings to people of the nation on the occasion of Krishna- Janma Mahotsav, remembered Swami Vivekanada, spoke about National Sports Day and about the upcoming 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The Prime Minister announced that this year `Swachhata Hi Sewa’ fortnight will begin on September 11. PM Narendra Modi Lauds ISRO Scientists for Successful Launch of Chandrayaan 2.

In his radio address, the Prime Minister said he has been extremely fortunate to have been blessed with the opportunity to visit a number of significant places associated with revered Mahatma Gandhi and pay his homage. "Gandhiji emphasized not only on the spirit of service, but also on the inner happiness it led to. Gandhiji shared an unbreakable bond with truth; he shared a similar unique bond with the spirit of service", the PM said.

Mann Ki Baat: Here are the Key Highlights:

  1. Every corner of the country is celebrating festivals and fairs. We celebrated quite a few festivals in the days gone by. Yesterday, Krishna- Janma Mahotsav, the festival of the birth of Lord Krishna was celebrated throughout India: PM Modi
  2. Spinning-wheel bearing Mohan too chose a similar path, for the sake of Freedom, for preserving human values, for strengthening the basic elements of personality & character: PM Modi
  3. On Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, we shall lay the foundation of a new revolution against plastic: PM Modi
  4. Preparations are underway for a mega festival in India. Not just in India, it is a part of the discourse in the whole world. I’m referring to the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi
  5. Spinning-wheel bearing Mohan too chose a similar path, for the sake of Freedom, for preserving human values, for strengthening the basic elements of personality & character: PM Modi
  6. I have been extremely fortunate to have been blessed with the opportunity to visit a number of significant places associated with revered Mahatma Gandhi and pay my homage: PM Modi
  7. Mahatma Gandhi, of course, became the voice of innumerable Indians, in the larger backdrop of upholding human values & human dignity; in a way, he had become the voice of the world: PM Modi
  8. A few months ago, I was in Dandi. In our Freedom struggle, the salt satyagrah at Dandi was an important turning point. There I’d inaugurated a state of the art museum dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi: PM Modi
  9. When we celebrate Bapu’s 150th birth anniversary, we shall not only dedicate to him an India that is Open Defecation Free, but also shall lay the foundation of a new revolution against plastic, by people themselves, throughout the country: PM Modi
  10. Let us celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary as a special ‘Shramdaan’ Festival, where everyone will donate one’s own labour: PM Modi
  11. Under the ‘Poshan Abhiyaan’ campaign, nutrition made available with the help of modern scientific methods is being converted into a mass movement all over the country: PM Modi
  12. Remembering Swami Vivekananda, Modi said that the historic speech of Vivekananda delivered on September 11, 1893 cannot be forgotten. "Come, let us look anew at India which Swami Vivekananda had seen and let us put in practice the inherent strength of India realized by Swami Vivekananda. We possess everything within us, let us proceed with confidence", Modi said.
  13. Our country is full of diversity and this wide range of diversity will also inculcate variations within you as a teacher. Your life will be enriched: PM Modi
  14. On the occasion of National Sports Day on August 29, 'Fit India Movement' will be launched across the nation.
  15. Whenever we talk about nature and wildlife, we only talk about conservation. But, we now have to move beyond conservation and think about compassion: PM Modi

In the second episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' which was aired a week before the abrogation of Article 370, the Prime Minister had said those who spread hatred will never succeed in their nefarious plans. He had also asserted that the power of development was stronger than the might of "bullets and bombs". In the first episode after coming to power for the second time, the PM spoke about emergency, water crisis and International Yoga Day.

The programme is broadcast on the last Sunday of the month and suggestions, stories and ideas are invited from people for it. The Prime Minister had spoken in the last episode of the radio programme in February this year and had expressed confidence of the BJP-led NDA's victory in the Lok Sabha elections 2019. He had said that the programme will return after the polls.The programme is broadcast on the last Sunday of the month and suggestions, stories and ideas are invited from people for it.