NEW DELHI: Addressing his first Mann Ki Baat address since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke on a range of issues from Bangladesh Independence Day to the freedom struggle, while thanking the nation for cooperating and embracing digital transactions in combating the menace of black money.
Here are the highlights from the Prime Minister’s 30th edition of Mann Ki Baat:
- I pray that Bangladesh progresses rapidly and achieves more development.
- Assure the people of Bangladesh that in India they have a good friend. India stands shoulder to shoulder with Bangladesh.
- The massacre in Amritsar in 1919 left a deep impact on Shaheed Bhagat Singh. It changed the course of his life.
- Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru were not scared of death. They lived and died for our nation and continue to inspire us.
- We are marking 100 years of Champaran Satyagraha. And this was one of the earliest Gandhian mass movements in India.
- Gandhi ji returned to India and in two years he went to Bihar and what he did inspired the whole nation.
- The Champaran Satyagraha showed us how special Mahatma Gandhi was and how unique his personality was.
- New India manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will create a ‘bhavya and divya’ Bharat.
- India has extended support to the movement towards digital transactions. People of India have rejected corruption and black money.
- People of India are getting angry as far as dirt and filth is concerned and this is a welcome sign.
- Wastage of food is unfortunate. I know of several youngsters who are using technology and helping prevent wastage of food.
- Depression can be overcome. We all can play a role in helping those suffering from depression overcome it. Always good to share your feelings with others, if feeling depressed.
- Let me know how to make third International Day of Yoga more memorable.
- Working women are to be given maternity leave of 26 weeks.