The Fact India: In the 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is not a program, it is faith, worship and fasting for me. He said that when people go to worship God, they bring a plate of Prasad. The public in the form of God is like a plate of Prasad at the feet of Janardan. The 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat was broadcast live at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Broadcasted on more than a thousand platforms including TV channels, private radio stations and community radio in the country.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates also congratulated PM Modi for Mann Ki Baat. He said- Mann Ki Baat has given importance to many issues like cleanliness, health, women empowerment and development. Because of this, today people from many communities are coming forward and working on them.
PM Modi said that today is the 100th episode of Mann Ki Baat. I have received thousands of letters and messages from all of you. Many times got emotional while reading the letter. On the 100th episode, I sincerely say that you have congratulated, all of you listeners are eligible. He said that on October 3, 2014, on the occasion of Vijayadashami, we all together started the journey of Mann Ki Baat on the day of Vijayadashami. It has become such a festival, which comes every month. We celebrate positivity and people’s participation in it. Every episode is new. The new successes of the countrymen are detailed in this. People of all age groups joined from every corner of the country.
PM Modi said that the topic related to Mann Ki Baat became a mass movement. When I did Mann Ki Baat with the then US President Barack Obama, it was discussed in the world. Mann Ki Baat is an opportunity for me to worship the qualities of others. He said that my guide was Laxman Rao, he used to say that we should worship the qualities of others. This thing of his inspires me. This program has become an inspiration to learn from others. It never let me go away from you.
When I was the CM of Gujarat, I used to interact with people in general. After coming to Delhi in 2014, I found that the nature of life and work here is different. Security frills, time limit everything is different. In the initial days, I used to feel empty. Had not left home 50 years ago because he would not be able to contact his own countrymen. Countrymen are everything and could not stay cut off from them. Mann Ki Baat gave me a chance. Office and protocol remained limited to arrangements. Public sentiment became an integral part of me.
In the Mann Ki Baat program, Modi said that imagine that a countryman has been planting trees on an uninhabited land for 40-40 years. Someone has been building a step well for water conservation for 30 years. Someone is teaching poor children. Someone is helping in the treatment of the poor. Many times I got emotional while mentioning him in Mann Ki Baat. Allies of All India Radio had to re-record it. All the people whom we mention in Mann Ki Baat are our heroes.
To make the Mann Ki Baat program special, the Ministry of Railways has installed QR codes at railway stations across the country. Rail passengers can easily listen to the Mann Ki Baat program on this scan. Arrangements were made to listen to the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ program in the Raj Bhavans of every state of the country. The 100th episode was also broadcast live at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. India’s mission in the UN has tweeted that get ready for this historic moment. It will be live in the Trustees Council Chamber at the UN Headquarters.