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PM's radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' would be broadcast in Bangladesh

PM Modi's speech would be focused on "relationship and friendship" among Indo-Bangladesh

Policy Pulse
Publish Date: Jul 1 2016 11:42AM | Updated Date: Jul 1 2016 4:01PM

PM's radio address 'Mann Ki Baat' would be broadcast in Bangladesh

Bangla language is a common medium between Indo-Bangladesh. It helps in abiding friendship. A message covering these would be broadcast in Bangladesh, confirms sources.


India readies to airwaves into the hearts of listeners across the border with Prime Minister Modi's radio address 'Mann Ki Baat'. All the talk would be translated in the regional language translated, incorporating answers to questions invited from the people of Bangladesh. 


Although Mann Ki Baat is aired in English and several regional languages, this is the first time the address, broadcast about once a month will be tailored to a foreign audience, officials said.


This will also mark the first time the citizens of a neighbouring country get to speak their mind and ask questions to the Indian prime minister, they said. 


Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast in Bangladesh on All India Radio's upcoming Bangla language service channel Akashvani Maitree, for which AIR has made arrangements to receive comments and voice messages from Bangladeshi citizens. 


The PM's speech is likely to be about Indo-Bangladesh "relationship and friendship".  The purpose behind this soft diplomacy is to strengthen bilateral ties and break the stranglehold of Pakistani and Chinese radio channels in the neighbouring country, said one of the officials.