Mann Ki Baat highlights: Remembering Gandhi, PM Modi talks of 'New India'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Reuters)
'New India' manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will together create a ), said Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the 30th edition of his radio programme, 'Mann Ki Baat'.

PM Modi also wished prosperity for Bangladesh on its Independence Day, recalling the common memories of Rabindranath Tagore shared by India and its neighbour. This is his first since BJP emerged victorious in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Assembly polls. Further, Mann Ki Baat can now be heard in various regional languages across India.

Here are top highlights of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann ki Baat':

1. Children are giving their board exams. There must be a certain amount of pressure on families. I wish you all the best: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

2. Ignoring issue of food wastage is anti-social; this is injustice to poor. Wastage of food is unfortunate. I know of several youngsters who are using technology to prevent wastage of food: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

3. Depression can be overcome. We all can play a role in helping those suffering from depression overcome it: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

4. People of India are getting angry as far as dirt is concerned and this is a welcome sign. This anger towards dirt will propel citizens to undertake efforts towards cleanliness: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

5. I want to thank you for your participation in the 'digi-dhan' movement. It has been less than three months since the BHIM app was launched and over 1.5 crore people have downloaded it: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

6. You can be a brave soldier against black money and corruption. India has extended support for movement towards digital transactions. People have rejected corruption & black money: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

7. Let's dedicate ourselves to the goal of 'Swaraj to Surajya'. I urge you all to join this movement: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

8. We're marking 100 years of the Champaran Satyagraha. This was among the earliest Gandhian mass movements in India. Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev and Rajguru continue to inspire the nation: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

9. Around 18 lakh women working in formal sector will benefit from increased maternity leave: PM Narendra Modi in Mann Ki Baat

10. India will always stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Bangladesh: PM Modi 

11. 'New India' manifests the strength and skills of 125 crore Indians, who will together create a Bharat: PM Narendra Modi

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