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40th Edition of Mann Ki Baat- PM Modi highlights the efforts of citizens for a New India

MyGov Team
30 Jan 2018

In Prime Minister Modi’s words “Democracy is about people’s participation and its true essence lies in Jan Bhagidari. Government and people must together work and script a roadmap for a New India.”

The success of the nation is incomplete without people’s contribution and implementing a citizen-centric approach, Mann Ki Baat is one remarkable example of it.

The PM addressed the year’s first edition of Mann Ki Baat on 28th January 2018.  The unique dialogue embraced integrity, positive transformation and reflected the people from all walks of life.

The radio address has served as a significant platform for citizens to reach out to the Prime Minister with their suggestions and ideas. Recognizing these suggestions, PM Modi gave voice to them through his monthly radio programme.

  1. Prakash Tripathi wrote a long letter on the Prime Minister’s app, urging the PM to touch upon the power of Nari Shakti.
    – In line to this suggestion, PM Modi talked about the women achievers asserting that it is a matter of joy that women in India are taking rapid strides of advancement in all fields, bringing glory to the Nation.
  2. Darshan from Mysore wrote on MyGov about the benefits that he gained from Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana. He mentioned that the scheme reduced his expenses by about 75%.
    – Urging the PM to mention about this Yojana in his Mann Ki Baat Address, PM Modi voiced his suggestion, disseminating about the benefits that one can reap from the scheme.
  3. Mangesh from Maharashtra shared a photo on the Prime Minister’s App which showed a grandson participating in the Clean Morna River along with his grandfather.
  4. Overwhelmed by the picture, the PM appreciated the Mission Clean Morna River and asserted that through mass movements huge social reforms can be achieved.

Citizens have been the focal point of PM Narendra Modi’s governance.  In yet another landmark move, the current government has utilized the prestigious Padma awards to honour the unsung heroes of India, who have been contributing to the development of our nation.  Creating history, the Padma Awards for the last 3 years has been going down for its transparency and maximized outreach wherein citizens are given the opportunity to nominate individuals for their unconventional contributions towards humanity.

PM Modi in his address said that the identity of the awardees is not the deciding factor rather the importance lies in his work. He cited examples of some of the lesser-known change makers whose selfless service continues to make a difference and an inspiration for all.

  1. Arvind Gupta, a Student from IIT Kanpur who has been making toys from garbage for over four decades so that children can increase their curiosity towards science. He has been encouraging students by showing the films made in 18 languages in 3000 schools across the country.
  2. Sitavaa Jodatti from Karnataka has been hailed as Goddess of women empowerment. For the past three decades, in Belagavi, she has made a great contribution towards changing the lives of countless women. She has also done unprecedented work for the welfare of Dalit women.
  3. Bhajju Shyam from Madhya Pradesh who was born in a poor tribal family was fond of painting in the traditional tribal art form. His hobby has garnered respect not only in India but in the entire world. He has exhibited his paintings in countries like Netherlands, Germany, England and Italy.
  4. Laxmikutty who is a teacher in Kallar resides in a hut made of palm leaves in a tribal tract amidst dense forests. She has created 500 herbal medicines relying solely on her memory and with this knowledge; she is continuously serving the society.
  5. Subhasini Mistri, who lost her husband at the age of 23 worked as a maid and a vegetable seller in order to build a hospital for the poor. His husband’s death which was caused due to lack of proper treatment inspired her for this noble effort.

Watch the Key takeaways from the Prime Minister’s Mann Ki Baat on 28th January 2018

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