Mann Ki Baat

The Prime Minister, in the 57th edition of 'Mann ki Baat' on September 29, had spoken about initiating a 'Bharat Ki Laxmi' campaign this Diwali to honour the girls who have brought a change in society.

Birla said the festival, signifying the victory of good over the forces of evil, symbolizes the values of courage and sacrifice and of upholding the principles of dharma in all stages of life.

The Prime Minister added that this exercise will help people in understanding and getting a grip on the diversity in the country.

It is being broadcasted on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News website www.newsonair.nic.in and newsonair Mobile App.

Mann Ki Baat will be broadcast on the entire network of AIR and Doordarshan and also on AIR News website www.newsonair.nic.in and newsonair Mobile App.

In his monthly radio address 'Mann ki Baat', the prime minister also urged people to participate in the annual 'Swachhta Hi Seva' or 'the quest for cleanliness is service' campaign, which will begin on Sept. 11 this year.

"When we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th anniversary, we will not only dedicate him an open-defecation free India but also be kick-starting a mass movement for making India plastic-free.

ahatma Gandhi served communities in South Africa that were bearing the brunt of apartheid. He served farmers in Champaran who were being discriminated against. He served mill workers who were being underpaid," he said while addressing the nation on his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann ki Baat'.

In his first episode of "Mann Ki Baat" programme, after Lok Sabha elections, on June 30, Modi discussed various topics like emergency, water crisis and International Yoga Day. He had also urged people to inculcate a habit of reading books regularly.

There's a change in time of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation. He will now be addressing the nation at 8 pm today, inspite of earlier 4 PM.