Mann Ki Baat on Republic Day: PM Narendra Modi Says 1st Edition of His Radio Show in 2020 on January 26, Invites Ideas at
File Image of Narendra Modi addressing nation via Mann Ki Baat | (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, January 14: The next edition of Mann Ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monthly radio show, will air live at 11 am on January 26. On social media, PM Modi announced that the first episode of Mann Ki Baat in the year 2020 coincides with the Republic Day celebrations. For this special edition of his radio address, Modi has invited ideas from netizens. Watch: Despite Intense Cold, Practice For Republic Day Parade 2020 Takes Place At Rajpath.

"This year’s first #MannKiBaat will be held on a very special day, the 26th of January! Share your special ideas for this special episode. Record your message on 1800-11-7800. You can also write on MyGov or the NaMo App," the Prime Minister posted on Twitter.

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Mann Ki Baat, a first-of-its-kind of periodical radio show by the Indian Prime Minister, was launched on October 3, 2014. Modi attempted to reach out directly to the remotest part of the nations using the radio format. So far, 60 editions of the programme have been aired. As per the schedule, they are broadcasted on the final Sunday of each month.

The radio address lasts for 15-30 minutes, in which the Prime Minister skims upon an array of subjects and issues cutting across various realms. The medium, while utilised by Modi to highlight the impact of various decisions taken and schemes rolled out by his government, has not been used to deride political opponents.