Addressing the nation in 24th edition of his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on various topics of Uri Terror attack, Swacchh Bharat Mission and Rio Paralympics. He also thanked listeners for their love and support as the programme completed its two years.
Acknowledging the sacrifice of 18 army jawans who were martyred in the Uri attack, PM said that we are proud on the brave sons of India. Concluding his address, he wished the nation for Dushehra, Diwali and Durga Puja in advance.
He began his address with Security of Kashmiri people is centre’s responsibility. “Sometimes we have to take stringent measures to ensure security of the people. Kashmiri people have understood that unrest will not take them anywhere. They want their children to go back to school.”
He said, “Leaders speak, Army doesn’t. Army speaks by its actions. I pay my tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in Uri terror attack, the culprits will be punished for sure.”
PM urged nation to buy Khadi products this festive season. He also said that there is an incredible joy in giving. Joy of Giving week is being organized in certain cities. I congratulate the volunteers for their initiative.
PM Narendra Modi hailed India’s youth to work for ‘waste to wealth’. Not only health, but revenue model is also associated with cleanliness. Government is working in this direction. He acknowledged Amitabh Bachchan’s efforts in Swacch Bharat Mission.
PM announced a new phone helpline ‘1969’ for status of cleanliness in every city. He discussed his plans of 2.48 Cr toilets which would be built in the Rural areas. 1.5 Cr more will be constructed in next year. “Rural areas have made a significant progress in construction of toilets,” said PM.
He further added that Media has attained a positive attitude towards Swacch Bharat mission. “2nd October will mark 2 years of Swacch Bharat, there should be a environment of hatred towards dirt in India.”
PM Modi also shared his sentiments towards achievements of Paralympic winners. “When Deepa Malik won a medal, she said I have defeated disability with this win, I will never forget her statement.”
Before concluding his address, PM Modi wishes people for Dushehra, Diwali and Durga Puja in advance and thanked the listeners, Akashwani and especially the people who have written letters to us as this week marks the completion of 2 years of Mann Ki Baat.
“The show was a medium for me to feel the power of 1.25 crore Indians. When I started Mann Ki Baat two years ago, I had decided that this programme will not become a medium for political blame-game and self praising of the government,” he said.