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PM Modi, Mann Ki Baat

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"My dear countrymen, today is the 100th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat'. I have received thousands of letters from all of you, lakhs of messages and I have tried to read as many letters as possible, have a look at them and try to understand the messages a bit. I get emotional while reading your letters. All of you have been congratulating me for the 100th episode, but from the bottom of my heart, I want to say that our countrymen deserve congratulations. 'Mann Ki Baat' is the 'Mann Ki Baat' of crores of Indians, it is the expression of their feelings," said PM Modi as he addressed the 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat. It is a historic moment with the 100th episode to be broadcast live in the United Nations headquarters in New York. In all Raj Bhawans, official residences of governors, and the homes of chief ministers from the BJP or its allies, arrangements have been made for eminent citizens to listen to the programme. Studies have shown 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. A survey by IIM Rohtak said there were 23 crore regular listeners of 'Mann Ki Baat' and 96 per cent of the population was aware of the radio programme. The Union ministry of tourism has planned "100 days of action" to mark the 100th episode of 'Mann Ki Baat' broadcast.  The ministry will celebrate the 100th episode through its Yuva Tourism Clubs. The ministry has constituted 30,000 Yuva Tourism Clubs till date, it said, adding that it proposes to increase the number to 50,000 in the 100 days starting May 1.
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The 2022 World Championships bronze medallists scripted a sensational comeback after an opening game reversal to edge past the Malaysian combination of Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi 21-16, 17-21, 19-21 in a nail-biting final to accomplish a magnificent victory in the continental championship.
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Atishi says Delhi L-G seeking report on Kejriwal home renovation 'unconstitutional', 'undemocratic'

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In the letter, she urged the L-G to "withdraw his communication" and "restore the scheme of governance intended by the Constitution for Delhi and its people".

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Former Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said under the BJP governments at the Centre and in Uttar Pradesh the era of "political patronage" to criminals has been converted into an "era of prison" for such people.

Addressing public meetings here while campaigning for the urban civic bodies elections, the BJP leader said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's efforts towards "political purification" have yielded results on the ground and the country is successfully moving forward on the path of development with dignity.

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Toll rises to 6 in building collapse in Bhiwandi; rescue ops continue

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The owner of the ill-fated building in Wardhaman Compound in Valpada in Mankoli has been detained, officials added. The building, which housed godowns on the ground and first floors and four families on the top floor, collapsed into a heap of concrete at 1:45pm on Saturday.
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Paudel, 78, was airlifted to India on April 19 for treatment at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS), New Delhi, after he complained of shortness of breath.
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Congress encourages riots in society whenever it comes to power: Nadda

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) national president JP Nadda on Sunday alleged that Congress "encourages riots" in society whenever the party gains power.
 
Addressing a public rally in the poll-bound state of Karnataka, Nadda said that the BJP-led government has been committed to working for the development of the poor, farmers and women of the state.
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Chinese hackers outnumber FBI cyber staff 50 to one: FBI director Wray

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‘Service and capabilities of fellow citizens inspired others’: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat

In every episode of Mann Ki Baat, the service and capabilities of fellow citizens have inspired others. Every citizen becomes an inspiration for another in this program. In a way, every episode of Mann Ki Baat prepares the ground for the next one, says PM Modi during the 100th edition
 
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'I would like to thank the individuals of All India Radio...'

"I would like to thank the individuals of All India Radio who record this entire program with great patience. I am also thankful to the translators, who translate 'Mann Ki Baat' into different regional languages really fast in a very short time. I also thank the personnel of Doordarshan and MyGov. I express my gratitude to all the TV channels, people from electronic media across the country, who show 'Mann Ki Baat' without commercial breaks and lastly, I would also like to express my gratitude to those who don the mantle of 'Mann Ki Baat' - the people of India, people who have faith in India. All this has been possible only because of your inspiration and strength," says PM Modi.
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I'm glad that Mann Ki Baat has covered various stories of women empowerment: PM Modi

I'm glad that Mann Ki Baat has covered various stories of women empowerment, such as the women of Deora village in Chhattisgarh, tribal women in Tamil Nadu making terracotta cups, and women rejuvenating Vellore Lake. Our show has showcased stories of talented individuals across diverse fields, from promoting Aatmanirbhar Bharat to Make in India and space startups. The mission to re-establish our toy industry began with Mann Ki Baat: PM Narendra Modi
11:38 AM

'Mann Ki Baat has showcased stories of talented individuals'

Mann Ki Baat has showcased stories of talented individuals across diverse fields, from promoting Aatmanirbhar Bharat to Make in India and space startups, says PM.
11:34 AM

Mann ki Baat has become festival that celebrates India's positivity, its people: PM Modi

While addressing the 100th episode of Mann ki baat, PM Modi said Mann ki Baat has become festival that celebrates India's positivity, its people.
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PM Modi promote tourism, local businesses, national campaigns in Mann Ki Baat

PM Modi talks about tourism, local businesses, national campaigns in Mann Ki Baat's 100the episode. "Tourism sector is growing rapidly in the country. Be it our natural resources, rivers, mountains, ponds or our pilgrimage sites, it is important to keep them clean. This will help the tourism industry a lot", says PM Modi
11:28 AM

Stories in Mann Ki Baat often made me emotional, says PM Modi

Numerous citizens have been constructing and cleaning Stepwells and lakes for the last 30 years. Narrating these stories in Mann Ki Baat has often made me emotional: PM Modi
11:27 AM

100th episode of Mann Ki Baat: Many mass movements have taken birth and gained momentum, says PM Modi

Mann Ki Baat has been a specialty, and through it many mass movements have taken birth and gained momentum: PM
 

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First Published: Apr 30 2023 | 6:48 AM IST

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