Addressed the historic 100th episode of his radio program Mann Ki Baat on Sunday morning
Delhi, 01 May (CNI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Mann Ki Baat “gave me a solution to connect with people, it’s not merely a programme but faith, a spiritual journey to me.” He added that the radio programme has become a festival that celebrates India’s positivity, and its people.
The Prime Minister said that during the journey, the “collective spirit” of the people of the country was celebrated.
“Do tune in at 11 AM for #MannKiBaat100. This has been a truly special journey, in which we have celebrated the collective spirit of the people of India and highlighted inspiring life journeys,” PM Modi tweeted on Sunday.
PM Modi’s radio monthly programme completed its 100th episode last Sunday which broadcasted live across the country and in various parts of the world including the United Nations Headquarters.
The programme, which started on October 3, 2014, has become a key pillar of the government’s citizen-outreach programme addressing multiple social groups such as women, youth, and farmers and has spurred community action.
Apart from 22 Indian languages and 29 dialects, Mann Ki Baat is broadcast in 11 foreign languages including French, Chinese, Indonesian, Tibetan, Burmese, Baluchi, Arabic, Pashtu, Persian, Dari and Swahili. Mann Ki Baat is being broadcast by more than 500 broadcast centres of All India Radio.
A study was conducted regarding the impact of Mann Ki Baat on the lives of the people. The study showed that over 100 crore people have connected to Mann Ki Baat at least once, it speaks directly to people, celebrates grassroots-level changemakers and achievements of people and has influenced people towards positive actions.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ made brought about a “behavioural change” among people with the kind of exchanges with the listeners during the show, Dr Amit Kapoor, Chairman, Institute for Competitiveness, said on Saturday. (CNI)